Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country, but at the same time, the number of keralites who believe in horoscope,birth stars and superstitions is also very high. It is the individual’s choice whether to have belief in them or not ,but when the same is forced upon others,it is something to be curbed.
Shockingly, superstitions have taken a man’s life today.
Nithin Thankachan, a relationship manager working with ICICI Direct, took his own life today when both the parents(Sources claim to be from the girl’s side) disapproved his marriage citing mismatch of horoscope. Nithin was in relationship with a girl for the past three years and they were trying to get married with the blessings of both the families. They fought against the odds but finally, when the loved ones came up with horoscope mismatch to stop the marriage, the story culminated in a sad end.
Hours before taking his own life, Nithin posted an emotional status update on Facebook which left his friends and loved ones baffled. But nobody was expecting the news that followed in a couple of hours.
“NO ONE KNOW HOW DEEPLY WE LOVED, THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR PARTING US IS TO KILL ONE OF US.YOU WON.BECAUSE
I CAN’T FIGHT WITH HER”
These words from the bottom of his heart are heartbreaking !
10 hours ago, Nithin had uploaded 46 photos to the album with a caption “MY WORLD”, showing how truly and deeply he loved the girl. Most of the pictures were captioned : “My Sree(Name Changed),With Sree”, melting everyone’s heart. No one knew why the pictures were being uploaded or the reason behind the status till they heard the shocking news.
Now,the emotional status has turned into a suicidal Note.
Hailing from Thrissur, Nithin completed his Master’s in management from School of Management studies, CUSAT. He is also an alumnus of St.Aloysius college Thrissur, where he did his undergraduate studies.
Nithin’s act is a terrific example of how dangerously these superstitions can alter people’s lives . If people believe that everything is written by God and that God is love, then pressurizing their loved ones to give up their love for petty reasons like horoscope mismatch is indeed senseless. What need to match are two hearts, two souls and not two man-written horoscopes. This world is built upon love and not human predictions or calculations.
Nithin shouldn’t have gone this far, a suicide is never a panacea for one’s problems. But one cannot turn a blind eye to Nithin’s story because the same horoscope mismatch might be happening in houses around us. The same may be repeated tomorrow. When we have living examples of perfect couples whose horoscope weren’t matched, then why are we being so bothered about all these?
Put your knowledge and common sense to good use everyone. Lets give it out to the individuals to believe in these concepts or not. Lets not force it on anyone.
ARJUN AZAD (Team 7pm)