This Cautionary Tale of a Woman Who Was Forced Into Marriage Is Something Everyone Should Read

A man shared the story of his friend who agreed to an arranged marriage for the sake of her parents. It put an end to her career and placed her in an abusive household.

What is a woman’s worth in the society? Is she an equal? Is she a commodity?

Usman Ghani, probably had no idea that the story he would share on Twitter would resonate so much with desi social media that it would go viral in hours.

All he wanted to do was share the cautionary tale about a friend whose promising future was shattered because her parents forced her into a marriage she wasn’t interested in.

In his thread notes, Usman said that his friend had completed her masters in engineering and later joined a prestigious university as lecturer.

But she had to give it all up for an arranged marriage.

Despite having agreed to marriage to appease her parents, her conjugal life turned out to be a nightmare. Soon she had to deal with an abusive husband who was supported by his family.

She kept quiet despite everything because she didn’t want to want to hurt her parents.

Shaken from his conversation with his friend, Usman took to social media to beseech parents to raise their daughters to be equal to men and allow them their independence.

You may also like: #HowToDressLikeAnIndianWoman – Here’s How Women on Twitter Stood up to an Educator’s Sexist Statements

He also begged women not to compromise for the sake of appeasing society, no matter what.

The viral story proves that one’s equality and dignity should never be compromised on.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

We at The Better India want to showcase everything that is working in this country. By using the power of constructive journalism, we want to change India – one story at a time. If you read us, like us and want this positive movement to grow, then do consider supporting us via the following buttons.

Please read these FAQs before contributing.

Let us know how you felt

  • love
  • like
  • inspired
  • support
  • appreciate
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive stories daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement