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20 Nov 2012 01:23 PM   |   4280 clicks   |   BBC
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Asa Phelps    [TotalFark]  
I used to work with this guy from sierra leone, who said that he had been promised to some chick back there back in the day but he had a girl here in the USA he planned to marry.

He took some vacation time - he said, to explain to his and her families just how things are.

When he got back, he had a bigass bandage on his neck.

Told us that when he was leaving town, his betrothed father-in-law tried to shoot him in the head, but only grazed his neck.

He did not think that this was a big deal, and felt that they would eventually get over it.

20 Nov 2012 02:27 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
Indian Romeo and Juliet?

But soft, no lights, when I try plugging it back in again

20 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
There are no statistics on the number of "honour" killings across India, but according to one recent study, hundreds of people are killed each year for falling in love or marrying against their families' wishes.

About 1% of the total murder rate, if you believe the graph on Wikipedia.

20 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
Frank Darabont's The Tempest:

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20 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
...In the Indian version of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt and Capulet seriously wound Juliet, and kill Romeo and their two young children

..and then they wrap it up with a huge song-and-dance number.

20 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
illannoyin     
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Meh. It's been done.

20 Nov 2012 01:30 PM
pstudent12     
BBC articles aren't where I would go to get a good picture of India. The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.

20 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Keep this story in mind the next time you hear of some horrible atrocity in Pakistan or Afghanistan and are tempted to snort and say something like "The religion of peace, indeed" As this article shows, ignorant, backwards behavoir isn't comfined to one religion. It tribalism and ignorance that are to blame, not a particular religion. IS it really any suprised that where people's lives seem stuck in a 4-500 year time warp, that their attititudes and morals seem to be too?

20 Nov 2012 01:38 PM
CrappityCrap     
At least India knows exactly what to do with those scum. They're rightly put to death once found.

20 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
MysticSavage     
I'd watch the shiat out of that movie.

20 Nov 2012 01:53 PM
Rent Party    [TotalFark]  
Dear backwoods farkwads,

If you kill your own children, you have no honor.

Sincerely,

Honorable people everywhere

20 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
Rubix^3     
Dumb.

20 Nov 2012 01:57 PM
kapengo     
Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.

20 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
StopLurkListen     
Tybalt and WHO?

Subby, at least google the names first... Sheesh

20 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
Ooba Tooba     
My S O has a strong dislike, and mistrust of Indian, or what she calls them; red people. If I joke about blacks, messicans, etc she gets mad at me, but she hates "red" people. I don't get it. The woman I love is racist toward leprosy having, carryout owning, curry smelling, forehead dotted, river shiatters. Seems like a double standard to me.

20 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
sp86     

kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.


StopLurkListen: Tybalt and WHO?

Subby, at least google the names first... Sheesh


I'm legitimately surprised it took that long.

20 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
Iceberg659     

pstudent12: The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.


Regardless of where in India they happen, hundreds a year seems pretty common.

20 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Okieboy     
Anyone who is involved in killing an innocent 3 year old girl and 6 month old boy need to be dragged out in the street and shot.


/boggles the mind how anyone could do that

20 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
Counter_Intelligent     
Did they at least sing a song?

20 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
Mimic_Octopus     

Iceberg659: pstudent12: The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.

Regardless of where in India they happen, hundreds a year seems pretty common.


you realize they have a billion farking people there right ? even 999 a year is still "uncommon"

20 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  

pstudent12: BBC articles aren't where I would go to get a good picture of India. The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.


Except it is common enough that the Indian government sees it as a big problem. Is Times of India a preferable source?

Mimic_Octopus: Iceberg659: pstudent12: ....
you realize they have a billion farking people there right ? even 999 a year is still "uncommon"


You realize that most of these killings are unreported as such? Still common enough to be a problem.

20 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
caddisfly     

sp86: kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.

StopLurkListen: Tybalt and WHO?

Subby, at least google the names first... Sheesh

I'm legitimately surprised it took that long.


I'm not. Try screwing up a Dr. Who reference and see what happens.

20 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Latinwolf     
Okieboy: Anyone who is involved in killing an innocent 3 year old girl and 6 month old boy need to be dragged out in the street and shot.


/boggles the mind how anyone could do that


And by their mothers family no less, real scum of the earth.

20 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
God-is-a-Taco     
The three Indians were replaced by three new births in less than three hundredths of a second.

20 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
Iceberg659     

Mimic_Octopus: Iceberg659: pstudent12: The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.

Regardless of where in India they happen, hundreds a year seems pretty common.

you realize they have a billion farking people there right ? even 999 a year is still "uncommon"


It's statistically uncommon? Well why didn't they say that? Carry on, bigots.

20 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

Mimic_Octopus: Iceberg659: pstudent12: The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.

Regardless of where in India they happen, hundreds a year seems pretty common.

you realize they have a billion farking people there right ? even 999 a year is still "uncommon"


By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

20 Nov 2012 03:01 PM
Mimic_Octopus     

Magorn: Mimic_Octopus: Iceberg659: pstudent12: The article says honor killings are common in India. Except they aren't. They do happen in places like the Alabama of India (Bihar state where this happened is the most backward laughed-at state). None whatsover in many other states and some/random ones in a few others.

Regardless of where in India they happen, hundreds a year seems pretty common.

you realize they have a billion farking people there right ? even 999 a year is still "uncommon"

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact


more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?

20 Nov 2012 03:11 PM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  

Ooba Tooba: My S O has a strong dislike, and mistrust of Indian, or what she calls them; red people. If I joke about blacks, messicans, etc she gets mad at me, but she hates "red" people. I don't get it. The woman I love is racist toward leprosy having, carryout owning, curry smelling, forehead dotted, river shiatters. Seems like a double standard to me.


Sort of the point, cracker.

20 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  

caddisfly: sp86: kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.

StopLurkListen: Tybalt and WHO?

Subby, at least google the names first... Sheesh

I'm legitimately surprised it took that long.

I'm not. Try screwing up a Dr. Who reference and see what happens.


That's DOCTOR Who, you ignorant, uncultured redneck!

20 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
Rent Party    [TotalFark]  

Mimic_Octopus:

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?


Accidental traffic death is the same as ritual murder of children.

Got it.

20 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
Mimic_Octopus     

Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus:

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?

Accidental traffic death is the same as ritual murder of children.

Got it.


both are preventable deaths caused by humans resulting from unnecessary actions. no one cares about traffic death here because to solve it is expensive and inconvenient. honor murder is only outrageous to you because it is foreign to you an does not inconvenience your daily routine. a baby killed in a 4 car pile up cause your daughter was on her cell phone should be about the same really. got it.

20 Nov 2012 04:05 PM
Rent Party    [TotalFark]  

Mimic_Octopus: Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus:

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?

Accidental traffic death is the same as ritual murder of children.

Got it.

both are preventable deaths caused by humans resulting from unnecessary actions.


One is a deliberate act. The other is not.

You are an asshat justifying the murder of children, and are therefore less than human yourself.

I'd have you euthanized for the betterment of all mankind.

20 Nov 2012 04:24 PM
Mimic_Octopus     

Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus: Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus:

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?

Accidental traffic death is the same as ritual murder of children.

Got it.

both are preventable deaths caused by humans resulting from unnecessary actions.

One is a deliberate act. The other is not.

You are an asshat justifying the murder of children, and are therefore less than human yourself.

I'd have you euthanized for the betterment of all mankind.


i'm not justifiying it, im just saying honor killing is less of a problem than almost every other form of preventable death that we accept on an hourly and daily basis. i dont kill for honor or drive a car so you are more likely the asshole since i bet you are part of the risk of at least one set.

20 Nov 2012 04:37 PM
Joelogon    [TotalFark]  

kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.


StopLurkListen: Tybalt and WHO?

Subby, at least google the names first... Sheesh


Ahem.

TFA: "Reports said Rani's [the wife] family had been opposed to their marriage and had threatened them in the past."

Members of the House of Capulet: Tybalt (Juliet's cousin); Capulet (patriarch of the House of Capulet, a.k.a. Daddy, Mr. Capulet, Duke of Verona A-number-one)

/stubmitter

20 Nov 2012 04:40 PM
Rent Party    [TotalFark]  

Mimic_Octopus:

i'm not justifiying it, im just saying honor killing is less of a problem than almost every other form of preventable death that we accept on an hourly and daily basis. i dont kill for honor or drive a car so you are more likely the asshole since i bet you are part of the risk of at least one set.


Certainly you are. You equate the two, which is palpably absurd.

Everyone dies of something. Some people die in automobile accidents. That is horrible, but it is inevitable. Accidents happen.

Deliberately killing children is obscene. If it happens on a regular basis then you have a legitimate problem.

Justifying that is even more obscene.

20 Nov 2012 04:40 PM
Seraphym     

Mimic_Octopus: Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus: Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus:

By extension that would work out to about 325 or so a year if their population were equal to that of the US' and if there were 325 "honor murders" in the US a year, I think we'd consider that a pretty big farking deal, a got-dammned epidemic in fact

more people than that will die in traffic accidents today. is that an epidemic ?

Accidental traffic death is the same as ritual murder of children.

Got it.

both are preventable deaths caused by humans resulting from unnecessary actions.

One is a deliberate act. The other is not.

You are an asshat justifying the murder of children, and are therefore less than human yourself.

I'd have you euthanized for the betterment of all mankind.

i'm not justifiying it, im just saying honor killing is less of a problem than almost every other form of preventable death that we accept on an hourly and daily basis. i dont kill for honor or drive a car so you are more likely the asshole since i bet you are part of the risk of at least one set.


Jeebus Tapdancing Keeryst, one is a cold-blooded (or hot-blooded) murder of family members for "honor," the other is a FARKING ACCIDENT AND NOT INTENTIONAL.

If even a significant percentage of traffic accidents were intentional acts of aggression and domination then you might have a point - but they're not, so you don't.

/please tell me I just got trolled and there's not actually people out there who can put together a coherent sentence and still think like that

20 Nov 2012 04:43 PM
Mimic_Octopus     

Rent Party: Mimic_Octopus:

i'm not justifiying it, im just saying honor killing is less of a problem than almost every other form of preventable death that we accept on an hourly and daily basis. i dont kill for honor or drive a car so you are more likely the asshole since i bet you are part of the risk of at least one set.

Certainly you are. You equate the two, which is palpably absurd.

Everyone dies of something. Some people die in automobile accidents. That is horrible, but it is inevitable. Accidents happen.

Deliberately killing children is obscene. If it happens on a regular basis then you have a legitimate problem.

Justifying that is even more obscene.


auto accident death is inevitable ? really? you dont think we possess the knowledge or natural resources to build all automobiles to NASCAR spec ? walk away from a wreck at 200 MPH ? so, in fact, every car let off a modern mass production assembly line is essentially criminal negligence and if you take one on the road with child passengers you are deliberately risking their lives, (attempted manslaughter ?) which is also obscene but, i know. it would cost a few bucks to fix this so we should just continue to lose many thousands and thousands of lives per year and go crazy over a few people shot every year by the mentally ill. which is more deserving of outrage again ?

20 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
tillerman35     
I prefer it in the Klingon original, personally.

20 Nov 2012 06:34 PM
Your Average Witty Fark User     

kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.


So glad someone came here to point out that subby is farking stupid.

20 Nov 2012 08:00 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
I hate realism in the theatre. People go to a play to forge the real world.

Now, a Feydeau play, that's kam-e-dy!

Squirrel!

If I ever have a dog, I'm naming him Feydeau. If it's a cat, Poussin.

20 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Forget. Not forge. Although you could make an interesting article out of the BS claim that people go to the theatre to forge the real world.

20 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

Your Average Witty Fark User: kapengo: Me thinks you meant Mercutio, not Capulet, as t'was Juliet's surname.

So glad someone came here to point out that subby is farking stupid.


What's in a name?

Sorry. I couldn't resist!

20 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
Fano    [TotalFark]  
They are kindly doing the needful, I see.

20 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
gibbon1     

Magorn: Keep this story in mind the next time you hear of some horrible atrocity in Pakistan or Afghanistan and are tempted to snort and say something like "The religion of peace, indeed" As this article shows, ignorant, backwards behavior isn't confined to one religion. It tribalism and ignorance that are to blame, not a particular religion. IS it really any surprised that where people's lives seem stuck in a 4-500 year time warp, that their attitudes and morals seem to be too?


100% agreement. It's all degenerate tribal redneckish culture, religion his little to do with it.

Interesting thing in Europe is in the middle ages there was a long struggle between the church and tribal chiefs over this sort of thing. With the Church backing the rights of people to decide who to marry over their families and tribes. (Controlling peoples access to sex is one of the major ways you can control people) One can think sometimes of European history as a 2000 year struggle to break the backs of the tribal allegiances. Every time that falters, there is horrific bloodshed. Part of the reason the middle east is messed up is the Ottomans played up tribal conflicts as a way of keeping control.

20 Nov 2012 11:55 PM
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