In Rajasthan, cases of suicide increased due to Atta-Sata malpractice. When the pressure increased, the Gehlot government of Rajasthan talked about bringing a law against it. Know, what is the Atta-Sata practice and why the youth of the state consider it a bad practice.
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Flour-Sata. it’s been around for decades Rajasthan The name of the custom is. The youth of the state consider it a bad practice. Women are committing suicide because of this practice. Divorce cases are increasing in the state. Sometime back, a 21-year-old girl committed suicide in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. In the suicide note found after his death, he blamed the Atta-Sata practice for the suicide. After increasing such cases across the state, the pressure on the Rajasthan government to deal with it is increasing.
After many cases of this came to the fore, the Gehlot government of Rajasthan had talked about bringing the law. The government says, soon the Gehlot government will bring a law to stop this practice. Know, what is the Atta-Sata practice and why the youth of the state consider it a bad practice.
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What is Atta-Sata malpractice?
If you understand this practice in easy language then it is an exchange. Under Atta Sata tradition, if a boy is married to a girl, then on behalf of the girl, a boy is married to the sister of the husband. This is how swapping is done.
Through this, many times the future of the boy is considered safe, but the girls have to compromise with their likes and dislikes. Many such cases have also come to the fore when this exchange takes place at a young age. This is where the problem starts.
Many such cases related to Atta-Sata malpractice have also come to the fore when girls are bartered between not two, but three or four families so that their aged boys get married. This practice is most prevalent in villages. Many such cases also came to the fore when their relationship was fixed even before the birth of the children.
Many such cases also come when the boys are not getting married. In such a situation, their parents put the condition thatIf you give us a daughter, we will marry our daughter to your son. Only adults are not involved in this practice. In most of the cases of child marriage, the role of flour-sata is played.
This is how relationships are made
In the Atta-Sata tradition, many such cases also come to the fore when many relationships are formed because of one relationship. In many cases, it is only a matter of giving a girl in exchange for a girl between two families, but many times the children of many relatives in that family get married. That is, many relationships are formed simultaneously. In such cases the age of the boy and girl is also ignored. For example, the age of the girl is 21 years and the age of the boy is 40 years. In most cases, such marriages are forced.
Why are the cases of suicide increasing?
Due to increase in literacy rate, the youth of Rajasthan are getting educated. awareness raising. Whether it is a boy or a girl, plans are being made to make a career. Such youths living in the villages are struggling with this practice the most. Especially girls are more worried.
Educated youth do not want to be a part of this evil practice in any form. That’s why the cases of suicide are also increasing in many villages. in media reportsRekha Sharma, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, says that ‘it is unfortunate that such regressive practices are still prevalent in the society. Women have the right to choose their life partner and we cannot lose more of our daughters. The state government should take measures to stop such practice.
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