Thiruvananthapuram | CPI-M’s youth wing, Democratic Youth Federation of India, has launched a matrimonial website exclusively to promote ‘secular’ marriages, but fallen in the hands of hackers within hours of its launch. The website, www.secularmarriage.com, aimed to function as a unique platform for liberal-minded people to find their partners irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
The site, launched by celebrity couple–director Ashiq Abu and actress Rima Kallingal at Kochi yesterday, was, hacked allegedly by some fundamentalist groups this morning. We are trying to set it right today itself, DYFI state secretary M Swaraj said. The hacking of the site itself proves that how deep-rooted is fundamentalism in our society. Secularism, one of the key foundations of our democracy, is at stake nowadays. A fundamental group hacked the site as they cannot digest the concept of secular marriages, Swaraj alleged.
He said the core objective of the website is to create a secular space at a time when marriages are becoming more religion and caste oriented. We hope, the site can perform a significant role in helping those who want to find their partners irrespective of caste, creed and religion, he said. Unlike most other matrimonial websites, there is no space to mark bride’s or groom’s caste or religion in the new site, he said.
Interested youth, who want to tie the knot in a secular way, can register on the site and search for their partners there. They can make the alliance after enquiring about the background of the registered members, Swaraj said. He claimed that they had received several threat letters against launching the site but would go forward with firmness to achieve the mission.
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