Having just watched a 23 minute long clip from some ‘reporter’ wannabe from Himalaya TV (one of many new Nepali TV channels), I am very appalled with what I saw. The PRIME STORYs issue is Sex and Love, focusing on the Valentines Day that just passed. I hope all of you watch it and I don’t know whether you will agree or disagree to what I have to say but what I have to say is written below.
True. Nowadays there are many youngsters rushing in love. The girl might be naive and may think hes the one, whilst for the guy she might be just another one. And how do we avoid this? Well we can’t. The last thing we ought to do is to get a group of Nepal Police/Army and a team of cameraman and knock on the hotel rooms and ask what the couple are doing and how they know each other. This is against our human rights. There is not a law which bans two people from having sex! Leave aside love for now… even if two people are having sex and they don’t know each others name, they ARE NOT breaking the law! Yes, that’s probably not a good practice in our traditional society but it’s NOT breaking the law! As long as both of the individuals are above the age of legal consent, which is 16 for Nepal then there’s nothing wrong. I seriously don’t know why the police and the HIMALAYA TV are playing the parents here!!!!!! If they are so concerned with this so called ‘bikriti’ then enforcing a stronger sex education in schools would be wiser. But then again, HOW CAN YOU EDUCATE SOMEONE ABOUT LOVE? I would’ve said one learns many things by watching TV, reading magazines; what’s right, what’s wrong, but when national television channels are showing such things; taking away people’s right to love! to have sex! Then I don’t know where on earth we Nepalis can learn from.
In a society like ours, bringing the boyfriend or the girlfriend back to each others houses is not seen as right… even in Western countries some parents do not like this act. So there really is no alternative left but to seek the option of spending the night at a guest house or a hotel if they wish to make love. It’s better than making love outdoors. If the police etc arrested or were keeping an eye out for couples making love outdoors, I would understand that, that’s not appropriate. But to knock and go inside the hotel and ask for proof of relations! That’s simply absurd. Why don’t our newly adopted parents urge hoteliers to be more tougher on cleanliness if they’re so concerned about finding used condoms in the bins. Again, I would like to say even hotels cannot say – oh you’re not married, you can’t stay here. Wait, do these police and Himalaya TV people even live in NEPAL? I’m sure there are more pressing matters going on no?
I don’t know what you guys make of it, I would love to hear your point of view but the method that they used here is totally something I disapprove of. If they were so keen on investigating this then they could’ve done it via alternative way, simply interviewing couples in restaurants asking their views about love, sex etc.
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