Thursday September 13, 2012
Indian community urged not to waste money on lavish weddings
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Compiled by A. RAMAN
Hindu Sangam has advised the Indian community against spending lavishly for weddings, reported Malaysian Nanban.
Its president R.S. Mohan Shan said that rather than wasting money on marriage celebrations, people should instead save for their children's education.
He said marriage was a one-time affair and should be conducted strictly according to religion and culture and not a show of wealth by putting up elaborate decorations.
Mohan Shan lamented the current trend of Indian weddings which were not conducted according to Indian culture and tradition.
> Tamil Nesan reported about a 15-year-old boy who was tied to a tree, shaven bald, stripped naked and given a thrashing by a group of people in Bhubaneswar, North India all because he was accused of stealing Rs30 (RM1.65) from one of the villagers.
The “punishment” against Ganesh Guin was done in public and its footage, which also showed the group painting the boy's face black before parading him around on the village street as his parents watched helplessly, was aired by a TV station the next day.
Four people have since been arrested. Police said more would be arrested and charged soon.
>Makkal Osai reported that a love-sick mechanic stabbed the daughter of his landlord before stabbing himself after she rejected his marriage proposal.
Police said Raja, 25, stabbed Karthika, 21, at a bus stop in Broadway, Chennai, while she was waiting for a bus to go to work.
Both died at Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital.
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