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Kalidas Jayaram pens an emotional note

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • Tamil Comments

The demise of 24-year-old Vismaya, a medical student, at her husband's residence in Kerala following brutal dowry harassment has sent shockwaves and public outrage across the state. Friends and relatives are sharing their memories of Vismaya on social media. Of which, a Facebook post shared by one of her friends Arunima Mandapam is getting attention. Arunima shared a letter that Vismaya wrote to actor Kalidas Jayaram while participating in a love letter writing contest on Valentine's Day in college. Sadly, the letter reached him only after her death. After the letter reached Kalidas, the actor took to his social media handle to pen an emotional note.

Kalidas Jayaram's Facebook post

"Deeply saddened and torn apart to know of Vismaya V Nair and the reasons that led to the devastating consequence. It’s absolutely unacceptable that despite of the literacy rate and access to information and knowledge from all corners of the world, our people are still not becoming mindful of the severity of the crime dowry is and how nerve racking is abuse. Not all scars are always seen and not all wounds always bleed. Just truly concerned and worried about how many more names have to be added to the ever growing list of similar tragedies for us to wake up to reality!! Why is walking out of a toxic abusive space never welcomed and why is the societal stigma always imposed upon the ones going through it and why do we hesitate to embrace them? Why is it so hard for us as an evolved society to just accept how unethical and hideous it is to ask/ encourage/ stay silent to dowry as a custom and how heartless can we be to stay silent to abuse of any kind! Truly hoping that strict amendments are made to existing laws and there are necessary actions taken towards educating and empowering people. Let’s bring back our girls and let’s not reduce them to just another hashtag on social media!"

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