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CRIME IN RELIGION

CRIME IN RELIGION

By: Yachi

Religion is basically a set of beliefs put together by humans. There are many wrong practices being practiced in the name of religion. I am not specifying any religion or a particular religion. In Hinduism, people used to practice Sati. Sati meaning thereby was a ritual followed by married women's, if their husband is dead then even they have to burn themselves in the fire. This was a very wrong practice followed by Hindus. Now in the name of God Hindu women’s aren’t allowed inside Sabari mala temple in Kerala. A set of women’s between the age group of 11 to 51 are not allowed inside the temple to retain the celibacy of the lord as he was nasty Brahmachari. The women between this age group will deteriorate the celibacy of the lord it is assumed and followed by the devotees of the lord. Just because this age group of women is menstruating so they aren’t allowed. I ask you why can’t a girl below the age group of 11 and women above the age group of 51 may menstruate? This practice is very wrong followed by the devotees of the lord. In the name of religion Jain’s follow untouchability during those 5 days of menstruation.

The women’s passing from the Stage of menstruation isn’t allowed to enter the kitchen either they can’t touch the beds, cupboards, any person, etc. They follow pure and strict untouchability during those 5 days in the name of religion which is really a sinful act. This practice should be abolished. According to them, they say that women’s during the menstruating period release negative vibes and they are impure at that time. People are questioning the creation of God in the name of religion. In Muslims, they follow Jihad and terrorist are born in the name of Jihad. People say that there is a serious problem to their religion so in order to prevent that problem they have to kill many people and that is Jihad in the name of religion. People are wrongfully misled towards crimes in the name of religion. In the name of religion women’s, we deprived of their rights.

They weren’t given their rights. I ask why always in the name of religion wrong practices are followed? Is it written anywhere that these wrongful practices are the basis of the superstructure of religion? I believe it’s nowhere written, but still, people follow it in the name of religion. They feel it’s right, they are making god happy but they forget that because of these sinful acts god will never forgive them. Even love marriages aren’t allowed still in some of the religions stating that it’s not included in their religion. A right of two adults is being taken away from them. In the name of religion, they just violate the fundamental rights of an individual which is a crime in itself. Every religion teaches us to be together in a good manner, behave in a peaceful manner with everyone. But no religion says that we have to commit sinful acts or crimes. Sometimes they kill people in the name of God stating that God wants his/her life so that the rest of the family members can live peacefully. No god asks for this. It’s all humans blind beliefs and myths which are legally wrong and harmful to society. Having faith in religion is a good thing, bit committing sinful acts or crimes in the name of God/religion isn’t right. It’s not the problem of one religion every religion has its own faiths and beliefs, it’s the problem of each and every religion. Yes, I agree, as India is a secular country each and every individual has rights to profess, practice and propagate their religion but still they have to see to that they are not violating the fundamental rights of any individual irrespective of their caste, age, color, status, etc. People believe that if they follow those wrongful practices they are promoting their religion and God.

But people are not able to see the long term consequences, which will be faced by upcoming generations. Customs and beliefs are a part of religion, it does not mean that people can do anything in the name of religion. They have to see to that the constitutional validity is not being harmed either the fundamental rights are also not violated of any individual. People always forget before any religion there is only one religion of humanity, if they forget the humanity then there is no point in following either of the religions. Because humanity is the first and foremost religion, duty and responsibility of each individual. In the name of God or for the sake of religion, people are fulfilling their evil thoughts and motives. Why cannot we follow humanity as our first religion and then followed by different religions so that in a way we are protecting constitutional validity and fundamental rights of each and every individual? No individual should be deprived of its fundamental rights or constitutional validity. I ask why people do commit sinful acts in the name of religion? While performing those sinful acts, somewhere in their conscious they know that whatever are they doing is evil and wrong. But still, they continue to do that in order to fulfill their evil thoughts and motives in the name of the religion so that people do not name them as criminals. Basically, people commit crimes in the name of the god. In Hinduism, if a woman is remarried, then a ritual is to be followed by the women who are marrying again in order to make that woman pure. It is believed that a woman who is performing remarriage is not pure and so a Pooja is performed in order to make her pure. It’s also a sinful act. It is like questioning someone’s moral or their dignity. And questioning anyone’s dignity is not right in the eyes of humanity and law as well. I do conclude with just a single sentence, 'Every religion is unique in its own way but should also see to it that it maintains the constitutional validity and in – the violation of fundamental rights'.

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