Justice for Devyani is at best the hors’ de oeuvres before a meal. The real issue is a civilizational clash between Asian and western value systems in the Devyani case. We for instance bring up our children by encouraging then to study long hours, with the mum supervising the study routine by feeding in the child nutritious meals, the domestic pitching in by making tea, giving the child Bournvita with milk in the night and generally the entire house pitching in to help the child perform well in exams. There is no talk of 40 hours a week etc because everything is geared to make the child perform well, go to IIT etc and then move to the US for a high paying job. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that significant credit of Wall Street’s domination over world economic matters can be given to the Tiger moms of China, India and South Korea. This is a reality of life and it might appear cruel, over the top and out of place in the new world but this is the Mandarin, Bharatiya , the Oriental or call it what you will way of doing things. At ground zero it works like this in Asia and not the way the Americans and others would have us believe.
Going by changes in US law then the Tiger Mom could be held culpable for cruelty to the child, the domestic etc and all them could be charged and thrown in jail. Can Preet Bharaa do this? I can eat with a fork and knife but in my private moments I like to eat my rajma chawal with my hands.
All those who support Preet Bhara and company fail to realize that the ‘ rights’ that America is so fond of talking about is a double edged weapon used by America in war of civilizations. Let me be bold enough to say that if we succumb to American pressure then we surrender what really is our strength and encourage this new form of American colonialism.