On the day of Valentines Day I saw an article about a unique group of people who I could only refer to as “the guardians of love”. In my personal view, people have a right to choose their own partner. They may be eventually be asking trouble for themselves but that is their choice. Nobody should be “forced” to marry someone just to uphold “reputation” of their family. While they seem like a real life Justice League, they call themselves – The Love Commandos
These guys can be called as saviours of lovebirds. They want to help those in love get married with the partner the person has chosen for themselves, not the choice of the parents. They are also attempt to prevent any circumstances of honor killing.
According to Wikipedia,
An honor killing is the homicideof a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the perpetrators’ belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family or community, usually for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their relatives, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, or engaging in homosexual relations. Honor killings are especially targeted against womenand homosexuals. The practice, which occurs in various cultures, is universally condemned by human rights organizations.
Here’s an infographic on Honor Killing to better understand this situation
More information about honor killing can be found in this blog
Now , mostly I talk about design and stuff on this blog. But I really found this movement interesting, else I wouldn’t have been blogging about it. If I could support them in anyway, I surely would not hesitate to take on this mission.
In India, women always have to be on high alert as there are people and societies who will go to any length, legal or illegal, to prove their ego and domination and to justify their “outdated” sense of lifestyle. With an organization like Love Commandos, I believe the true liberation, independence and modern of the indian folk has just begun
Show your support for them, fellow brothers,sister and friends. Satyamev Jayte