The Toilet Effect-Divorce if no toilet in house
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Recently released movie Toilet’s social effects -Divorce if no toilet in-house- The recent Akshay Kumar starer movie ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ has caused quite a few social effects, The Toilet Effect which amounts to divorce if no toilet is constructed in-house in the 5 years of the couple’s marriage addressed the cause of open defection, in a country where almost 600 million people defecate in the open, enter Rajasthan where a court directs that it is cruel if a lavatory is not constructed in the 5 years of the couple’s marriage
A family court in the state of Rajasthan passed a ruling in favor of a woman who had requested for a divorce because the groom’s house did not have a lavatory. The woman did not favor to defecate outdoors which caused a rift to head for a divorce. Later the court supported the woman’s concern that the husband’s failure to construct an indoor lavatory during the 5 years of marriage amounted to cruelty.
Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma expressed that it was unsafe & physically difficult for women to wait until darkness to relieve themselves out in open. Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma further added that open defecation — a major health & hygiene issue in India is disgraceful and labeled it as a torture to deny women a hygienic place to relieve themselves.
Earlier also marriages/ engagements have been called off
June 2017 witnessed a woman who refused to come back to her in-law’s house, over no construction of a lavatory. In 2016, in Lucknow, a woman called off her marriage after the groom could not build the coveted “toilet” before the marriage.
Recently a bride from Lucknow called off her marriage when Groom fails to build a toilet at his home, however, she agreed to a match with another suitor who had a toilet at home.
A country in CRISES
According to UNICEF, nearly 50% of India’s population —close to 620 million people — defecate in open.
Ironically India is home to 90% of the population having access to mobiles, but only 30% have toilets at their homes.
Swacch Bharat was initiated by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in 2014, to end open defecation
Swacch Bharat aims to build a toilet in every home by 2019 through public participation. The reports by the government point that 20 million closed toilets have been constructed by government and NGO efforts since the start of the scheme