I shuddered as I watched on the TV, news of people killed by their kith and kin.
What were they killed for?
For marrying the people they chose for themselves.
Where did the killings take place?
In Delhi, India's capital.
I feel that as a nation, we are hypocrites. On the one hand, we claim to have a grand civilization of thousands of years, and on the other hand, we commit all kinds of atrocities possible.
In the name of upholding traditions and customs which blatantly go against basic human rights, we have stopped practising what used to be the corner-stone of Indian values, sarvo jeevay dayaa or compassion for all.
Are Indians listening?