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IRS Babu questions ‘legality’ of arranged marriages, netizens give befitting reply

Thorat, an IRS officer of 2015 batch also believes that 'rational people' are the ones who identify themselves as 'feminists, anti-casteist, communist and liberal' amongst others.

Piyush Thorat, an Indian Revenue Service officer, recently took to Twitter to question legality of arranged marriages.

In a now deleted tweet, Thorat questioned why are arranged marriages still legal.

Piyush Thorat’s now-deleted tweet

Calling them ‘regressive’ he wondered how the system of ‘arranged marriages’ was continuing to be so strong.

When someone pointed out that not everyone can be lucky enough to find love, Thorat then pointed out why get married at all if one can’t find love.

However, he later did clarify that it was more of a hyperbole and not something that he meant literally.

Netizens, however, did give him a befitting reply that opting to go for arranged marriage, where parents or relatives set up an alliance, can also be a personal choice.

Twitter user @Dishasatra said that she is looking for an arranged marriage partner and does not consider it regressive at all.

Many also pointed out that there is no sure shot formula for success in marriage and such imposition of views also amounts to oppression.

Bhopal resident Mr Maithun also apologised on behalf of all for this tweet by the bureaucrat.

Some even pointed out that such kind of authoritarian streaks in bureaucrats is perhaps not a good sign.

Thorat, an IRS officer of 2015 batch also believes that ‘rational people’ are the ones who identify themselves as ‘feminists, anti-casteist, communist and liberal’ amongst others.

Perhaps considering he does not like the choice of those who opt for arranged marriages and wants them to not marry instead, he does not fall under the liberal camp either.

Update: Thorat has since deactivated his account.

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