Marriage is one thing which is considered to be the most holy, pious and sacred union of all in India. Since the beginning of time, a lot of sanctity has been associated with marriage. For us Indians, marriage is just not a certificate given by the society allowing two people to stay together, but it is actually a holy union of two souls, for ages to come. This is precisely the reason why arranged marriages are still preferred over their love counterparts, when it come to marriages in India. The technological boost in recent years has proven to be nothing less than a boon for people seeking a good match for marriage. The coming up of numerous matrimonial portals and sites has made match making an easy task, where you can search for your ideal partner while sitting inside the comfort of your home. However, over the recent times, people have started using these sites as a date finding arena.
Sadly, there are not many people in India, who know the exact difference between a matrimonial portal and a dating site. Not realising the seriousness associated with it, many people tend to make profiles on matrimonial sites with the aim of finding a partner, whom they can casually date for some time, and dump later. This practice, which is wrong in it’s very existence, tends to break the sanctity which comes associated with delicate relations like marriage and commitment.
Above all, there have been times, where this trend has even taken dangerous and fatal turns. In the recent past, there have been many cases, where people met others through matrimonial sites, found them to be an ideal match, but later, fell victim to fraudsters. Such fraud and fake people, use innocent and unsuspecting victims physically, emotionally as well as financially for their own benefits, and later stand them up. Nothing can compare the unimaginable emotional and mental trauma that the victims who fall prey to such predators experience. Sadly though, there have been times where unsuspecting victims who fall prey to groomers end up losing their lives in the process.
Taking the recent cases into account, the Government of India has decided that it is high time that certain stringent actions need to be taken, in order to keep the raising dating trend on matrimonial sites in check. The Government is now ready to pass a bill, which will set certain rules and regulations for matrimonial sites, which will make using them as dating portals a crime. In a recent tweet, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, honourable minister, communication and information technology was quoted as saying, “ Great step towards making India Matrimonial sites safer. Approved the advisory guidelines for matrimonial sites on privacy and sanctity of users.” He also mentioned that the government has also set standards to check cheating on matrimonial sites.
With all said, one needs to keep his or her own selfish benefits and lust in check before using match making sites as a dating one, to keep the sanctity of marriage intact. So think twice before doing the same.
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