Valentine’s Day: Female students in India forced to take ‘pledge against love marriage’

By: News Desk      Published: 06:04 PM, 15 Feb, 2021
Valentine’s Day: Female students in India forced to take ‘pledge against love marriage’

The students of a girls’ college in India took a pledge against love marriage and dowry on Valentine's Day.

The college in Amravati in Maharashtra allegedly made students take a pledge against love marriage, on Valentine’s Day on Friday, ANI reported. Students of the Mahila Arts and Commerce College, Chandur Railway, took a pledge that they would “not love anyone and never have a love affair nor do a love marriage”.

“I take an oath that I have complete faith in my parents and I will not fall in love and not do love marriage,” the students pledged. The pledge also included an oath not to give dowry.

Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur said the students must have taken a non-binding pledge.

She added that the pledge may have been taken in the context of the incident at Wardha, where a stalker set a woman on fire, following which she died of burn injuries.

The tweet by Vinod Jagdale, bureau chief cum assistant editor of Mumbai-Maharashtra, also faced criticism when some of the twitter users asked him to highlight the pledge against dowry instead of the pledge against love.

Categories : South Asia