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The mom of all ethical policing

Singer Neha Kakkar’s publicity image flaunting a ‘baby bump’ has confirmed up individuals’s regressive views about premarital being pregnant

Not too long ago, when singer and actuality present host Neha Kakkar posted an image on her Instagram account flaunting a ‘baby bump’, she shocked everybody for apparent causes — she had simply married singer Rohanpreet Singh on October 24 this yr!

Later, Neha cleared the air by sharing a poster of the identical picture, which was a part of her upcoming video ‘Khayal rakhya kar’.


However the image, which appeared to indicate that the singer was fairly just a few months into her being pregnant, brought about fairly an uproar. Whereas lots of her associates within the business and her followers congratulated the couple, others, weren’t on the identical web page. Many had been judgemental and demanding, appearing like nosey neighbours and ethical police in regards to the couple having what was taken as a premarital being pregnant.

Hypocrisy at its sickening greatest
It’s been a long time since India grew to become a nation to reckon with globally for its financial and developmental achievements. However the thought of getting intercourse earlier than marriage is one thing that’s nonetheless unacceptable right here, and being pregnant earlier than marriage is a jaw-dropping and eye-popping idea.


Satirically, society behaves in another way however simply as regressively with married {couples}. The strain to have youngsters is immense, and if the couple fails to ship ‘Good news’ to the household, the girl is blamed!

Social activist and the director of the Centre of Social Analysis, Delhi, Ranjana Kumari, slams individuals who troll a lady on the premise of her particular person selections. “If something is done with mutual consent and if both are adults then no one has the right to judge them. Women are always targeted like this. No one has the right to say what a woman should do or not do; she is free to make her own choices as long as she can cope with her decisions. I am totally against this kind of backlash and targeting of women,” says the activist.


One other social activist Atul Sinha is of the opinion that society has no proper to guage so long as a wedding is solemnised. “It doesn’t matter whether it is before or after. In today’s time, society is being hypocritical if people think that the couple should not have sex before marriage, leading to pregnancy. Hypocrisy can’t dictate societal norms. Two adults having sex is permitted by the law and the question of a child’s legitimacy comes only when the couple is not married. So, if a woman gets pregnant before marriage it’s her choice. It can’t be considered akin to committing a crime,” says Sinha.

Acutely aware act of affection
A have a look at some ladies who’ve chosen to interrupt the stereotype and bear youngsters earlier than marriage reveals that they’ve been nice mother and father and have set some main mom objectives for society. Actresses like Neena Gupta, Kalki Koechline, Neha Dhupia, Konkana Sen Sharma, Celina Jaitly, Sarika, Sridevi, Amrita Arora, Mahima Chaudhary, and most not too long ago, Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades and cricketer Hardik Pandya’s spouse Natasa Stankovic, conceived earlier than they tied the nuptial knot with their respective companions.


Ladies’s rights activist and human rights lawyer Nusrat Naqvi explains that consensual intercourse and being pregnant don’t have any authorized implications. “Supreme Court has legalised live-in relationships and if during that time a woman gets pregnant, then the child is also legal. Questioning one’s individual choice shows that we only want to show that we are modern but still holding the same orthodox ideas. If the woman and man are okay and they are happy and even if she wants to be a single mother then who are we to question her? Society needs to change its mind-set. It’s a human’s right and everyone is free to live with it,” says Naqvi.

Advocate Ishta Saxena validates that youngsters born in a live-in relationship have equal reputable standing as these conceived in wedlock. “Rituals are formalities for societal satisfaction and nothing more than that. Society must maintain the dignity of a woman and her legal rights before making any comments on her pre-marital pregnancy or pre-marital sex,” she says.



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