24-year-old resident of the Indian state of Gujarat Kshama Bindu will marry herself. The girl made this decision because she “never wanted to get married,” but she dreamed of becoming a bride. TASS writes about this with reference to The Times of India on June 2, 2022.
The wedding will take place on June 11 and will be the first case of a sologamous marriage in the country. According to the girl, this process will be a manifestation of “fidelity to yourself and unconditional love.” “People marry someone they love. I love myself and therefore I will marry myself, ”Kshama notes. She adds that her parents have already given their blessing.
The wedding will take place in one of the temples of the city of Gotri, after which the girl will go on a two-week honeymoon on the coast of Goa.
What else is known:
The current legislation of India does not provide for the possibility of marriage with oneself. However, for some citizens of the country, wedding rituals are more important than marriage.
India’s Supreme Court recognizes prostitution as a profession recently.
In India, prostitution is officially recognized as a profession. Thus, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that sex workers have all the rights guaranteed by the constitution, including the right to legal protection. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Asian Age newspaper on May 27, 2022.
The court decision obliges police officers to refrain from brutality and violence against sex workers and their children. The document also requires the media to ensure the confidentiality of these people and not disclose their personal data.
According to the Supreme Court, sex workers experience “the full brunt of the social injustice associated with their work, are removed to the margins of society, deprived of their right to a decent life and the opportunity to provide the same right to their children.”
What is important to know:
At the moment, prostitution in India is legalized. According to experts, about two million women work in this area.