SATI still today in Madhya Pradesh

#1 Aug 23rd, 2006, 17:57
Join Date:
Dec 2003
Location:
Murcia - Spain
Posts:
1,953
  • Jorge Reverter is offline
#1
The outlawed practice of Sati - a vidow inmolating herself to death on her husband funeral-, is still usual in some villages in Madhya Pradesh.

It happent yesterday in the village of Tulispar in Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh.

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5273336.stm


Jorge
#2 Aug 23rd, 2006, 18:33
Join Date:
Jul 2006
Location:
Lucknow
Posts:
364
  • Dr.Barai is offline
#2
Sati is extremely uncommon. Typically a sati is when the widow is forced into the funeral pyre of her husband. In the recent case in Madhya pradesh initial police report is suggestive of self-immolation and not SATI. One is a case of suicide and another is a case of homicide. Only further investigation will tell us which was correct, before that it is not prudent to claim that practice of Sati is rampant in India.
#3 Aug 23rd, 2006, 18:46
Tattooed Native American Gardening Yogini Dancer
Join Date:
Mar 2005
Location:
the India inside my heart
Posts:
9,640
  • Sama is offline
#3
reminder: if you are using a news story in your thread, please post it in the News and Commentary forum first for approval by the mods.

"News and Commentary
This area is only for News and Commentary articles for the front page of this site. All members are welcome to submit here, however the post will not show up until approved by the staff."


Your cooperation is appreciated!
My India Photos, 2005-2014
"Not my circus, not my monkeys." (Polish Proverb)
#4 Aug 23rd, 2006, 19:21
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
Chennai, India
Posts:
59,833
  • Nick-H is offline
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Barai Sati is extremely uncommon. ... ... ... before that it is not prudent to claim that practice of Sati is rampant in India.
  • The OP never used the word common
  • Thea article actually says, Cases of sati are very rare in India.

"rampant" never came into it.
#5 Aug 23rd, 2006, 22:23
Join Date:
Dec 2003
Location:
Murcia - Spain
Posts:
1,953
  • Jorge Reverter is offline
#5
Dr Barai,

Satis are allways suggestive of self-inmolation, if the woman is phisically forced into it is not Sati, is just an homicide.

Reading in Wikipedia:

" The practice of sati is a hindu funeral custom, now very rare, in which the dead man's vidow inmolates herself on her husband funeral pyre. The term is derived from the original name of a goddess who inmolated herself....

In my country we have only homicides, never sati but in India sometimes this things happens.

Jorge
#6 Aug 24th, 2006, 00:14
Join Date:
Apr 2005
Location:
planet earth
Posts:
1,578
Send a message via Yahoo to greenchutney
  • greenchutney is offline
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick-H
  • The OP never used the word common
  • Thea article actually says, Cases of sati are very rare in India.

"rampant" never came into it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jorge Reverter The outlawed practice of Sati - a vidow inmolating herself to death on her husband funeral-, is still usual in some villages in Madhya Pradesh.

It happent yesterday in the village of Tulispar in Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh.

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5273336.stm


Jorge

nick, the OP used the word "usual" and that was his opinion regardless of what was there in the article. cmon, if we have to get picky, thats what he implied..its the notion thats its common..

i think moderation has to chill a bit. let people converse even if its passionate, defensive, offensive (to a certain extent). it feels like at the moment you folks are jumping the gun.
#7 Feb 23rd, 2007, 09:39
Join Date:
Feb 2007
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Posts:
11
  • NirmalaMaya is offline
#7
I agree with Green. My short time here and all the threads ive read it seems like the mods get their panties in a wad over very simple things that should generally be overlooked. Focusing on semantics and technicalities and just being picky in general doesnt make for a good time or comfortable feeling. The internet doesnt have dictators..or at least it shouldnt

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh Oct 29th, 2014 04:39 86 72531 Madhya Pradesh
Car and driver in Madhya Pradesh May 29th, 2012 02:16 9 3012 Madhya Pradesh
what to do in madhya pradesh? Mar 14th, 2006 18:15 4 1517 Chai and Chat
Madhya Pradesh Feb 18th, 2003 04:59 4 2266 Madhya Pradesh
madhya pradesh Aug 28th, 2002 13:24 6 1958 Madhya Pradesh


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success