Prema Nandakumar echoes the views of all mothers (“He gave us back our dignity,” Jan. 10).

Indian mothers are majorly responsible for the plight of their daughters. They have learnt from their mothers that “karva chauth,” in which a girl starves for a day and ends it after touching the feet of her husband, is just a “beautiful tradition,” not “male-worship” and teach the same to their daughters. The same mothers starve for their sons during “hoyi ka vrat” but tell their daughters that it is meant for sons and daughters

By taking the help of positive words, we cannot portray a biased tradition as “beautiful.”

If it was beautiful, it would have been observed by both men and women.

Akanksha Sangwan,

New Delhi

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