STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Tying 'loose' ties not easy: Experts

Published: 19th June 2013 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2013 09:02 AM   |  A+A-

S Sociologists and a section of psychologists here are baffled by the Madras High Court’s judgment seeking to give the sanctity of a marriage bond to sexual relationship involving adults. They felt that affection and love alone should be the determinants for a marriage and not physical relationship.

“The ruling is inappropriate in Indian plural society considering our social structure. Polygamy and polyandry prevails in our society legally or illegally. Culture of different social groups differs and so are perceptions. While a section of tribal in north India feels that pre marital sex is a sin for some others it is different,” pointed out R Kanakaraj, Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Arts College, Coimbatore.

Bharathiar University Psychology Professor A Velayudham felt that in the wake of the judgment people would be afraid to enter into a physical relationship out of wedlock or extra-marital relations.

“It would spread a phobia as people may not be willing to be bound in a relationship. There is also no clarity on the living together relationships and the sharing of properties of the partner. If they are legally partners what about legal divorce? We will have to wait and see how far it goes,” he said.

However, Dr D Srinivasan, senior psychiatrist at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital welcomed the ruling and felt it would be better for people to desist from discussing its pros and cons. 

“This ruling would be helpful for women as it forbids men from cheating them. Instead of dissecting the verdict, we should all welcome it,” he contended.  James, a college student, felt that it would be impractical to link sex with marriage in any society.

S Sociologists and a section of psychologists here are baffled by the Madras High Court’s judgment seeking to give the sanctity of a marriage bond to sexual relationship involving adults. They felt that affection and love alone should be the determinants for a marriage and not physical relationship.

“The ruling is inappropriate in Indian plural society considering our social structure. Polygamy and polyandry prevails in our society legally or illegally. Culture of different social groups differs and so are perceptions. While a section of tribal in north India feels that pre marital sex is a sin for some others it is different,” pointed out R Kanakaraj, Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Arts College, Coimbatore.

Bharathiar University Psychology Professor A Velayudham felt that in the wake of the judgment people would be afraid to enter into a physical relationship out of wedlock or extra-marital relations.

“It would spread a phobia as people may not be willing to be bound in a relationship. There is also no clarity on the living together relationships and the sharing of properties of the partner. If they are legally partners what about legal divorce? We will have to wait and see how far it goes,” he said.

However, Dr D Srinivasan, senior psychiatrist at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital welcomed the ruling and felt it would be better for people to desist from discussing its pros and cons.

“This ruling would be helpful for women as it forbids men from cheating them. Instead of dissecting the verdict, we should all welcome it,” he contended.  James, a college student, felt that it would be impractical to link sex with marriage in any society.

S Sociologists and a section of psychologists here are baffled by the Madras High Court’s judgment seeking to give the sanctity of a marriage bond to sexual relationship involving adults. They felt that affection and love alone should be the determinants for a marriage and not physical relationship.

“The ruling is inappropriate in Indian plural society considering our social structure. Polygamy and polyandry prevails in our society legally or illegally. Culture of different social groups differs and so are perceptions. While a section of tribal in north India feels that pre marital sex is a sin for some others it is different,” pointed out R Kanakaraj, Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Arts College, Coimbatore.

Bharathiar University Psychology Professor A Velayudham felt that in the wake of the judgment people would be afraid to enter into a physical relationship out of wedlock or extra-marital relations.

“It would spread a phobia as people may not be willing to be bound in a relationship. There is also no clarity on the living together relationships and the sharing of properties of the partner. If they are legally partners what about legal divorce? We will have to wait and see how far it goes,” he said.

However, Dr D Srinivasan, senior psychiatrist at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital welcomed the ruling and felt it would be better for people to desist from discussing its pros and cons.

“This ruling would be helpful for women as it forbids men from cheating them. Instead of dissecting the verdict, we should all welcome it,” he contended.  James, a college student, felt that it would be impractical to link sex with marriage in any society.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp