Open Letter to Tipsy Andhra Ladies

Dear Ladies of AP

It with great sorrow that I write to you. It pains me to hear of your behaviour, which has forced your kind and benevolent government to step in and take measures, which I’m sure you’ll agree , are for your own good.

Thanks to your fondness for the tipple, you will now have to leave pubs,clubs, and bars a whole hour before men do. And rightly so.

In a region with big, big problems like separatist demands, communal tensions, terrorism, and even Naxalism, shame on you for drinking so much and diverting the attention and resources of the authorities.They will now have to spend time, money and energy on making sure you do not drink after 10 pm.

In the rest of the country, and the world in general, MEN account for the majority of drink-related offences. Your police force, and your government, on the other hand,apparently have statistics to prove that in Andhra, drunken women are the bigger law and order problem! Just how wild are you girls?!

I sincerely hope you ladies will mend your ways, and behave in a manner that will not tarnish the image of Indian women. As you know quite well, the honour of your families, your state, and your country are all in your hands. Hands which were meant for cooking, doing pooja, bathing children and pressing the feet of elders. Hands which are today holding bottles, shot glasses and all manner of stemware! Oh , the shame!

Begrudgingly yours,

DD

 

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4 thoughts on “Open Letter to Tipsy Andhra Ladies

  1. I find it just as funny when our police force wants to do moral policing (against both men and women) instead of spending resources on any of the major issues plaguing our society.

    I was in Chennai (never knew it is so conservative!) holding hands with my girlfriend, and there was one constable allocated to discipline people like us. And yards away from us were a few men urinating in public, which by the way, is an offense in India. We told the cop to first go tackle those offenders, and he threatened to beat us with the ‘lathi’ because we were being immoral.

    No wonder crime in India is rising.

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    • Ah yes! Moral policing is a whole other blog post unto itself. Although I’ve been reasonably lucky in that respect, may have something to do with going to college in a town that was heavily depedent on student spending.
      Often I find the ‘university towns’ are more ‘liberal’ than other places because they can’t afford not to be.

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