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38 couples end life in 21 months in west UP


AGRA: Ahead of Valentine’s Day, top choice of suicide cases amongst younger couples has as soon as again introduced the spotlight again on problem via families and society in approving relationships of kids.

At least 38 couples have dedicated suicide in West UP within the closing 21 months. Most of them killed themselves both via jumping in front of the train, consuming poison or putting.

In one such contemporary incident, on February nine, a couple attempted to commit suicide via jumping in front of a goods train at Aligarh junction after their parents rejected their relationship. Miraculously, the couple survived, as the 60 wagons of trains handed over the duo leaving them with no scratch. It was once most effective after police intervention that the two families agreed to allow them to tie the knot.

According to sociologists, many of the sufferers take the extraordinary step as they in finding it onerous to influence parents to just accept their relationship.

Speaking at the massive choice of suicides via younger couples, D R Sahu, sociology head of division, University of Lucknow, stated, “We are going through a phase of paradigm shift in concept procedure. Parents are still assuming that their children will observe the old custom (which was once repressive) even if they're those who within the first place are providing their children manner to undertake the brand new tradition and schooling gadget with broader point of view. In a traditional family, there is much less verbal exchange between parents and youngsters, where younger generation respect their parents but clandestinely do what they want.”


Sahu termed suicide “an emotional outburst as a tender couple reveals it tough to take care of power from parents and neighborhood”. “As a social scientist we believe that establishments like family, marriage and tradition whose context have turn out to be old want to be redefine at the basis of social cultural context, where individualisms, identification and autonomy is more important. Families want to be recommended as the peer groups and friends of sufferers can not substitute the family standing,” he added.


The sociologist stated, “Due to repressive traditions of family, there have additionally been cases where parents kill children for honour.”


Data to be had with NewsTread has published that west UP reported no less than seven honour killing cases over the last 9 months. Interestingly, in a single such case, in Bijnor district in November 2017, a man dedicated suicide shortly after his daughter professed her love for a youth. Before killing himself, the victim accused her daughter of “dishonoring him”.




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