She was seventeen when she fell in love.
She was seventeen when she fell a little deeper than she should have.
She was seventeen when she missed her periods for the first time.
Seventeen, when she knew it was too late.
The womb of the young mother wasn't a suitable place for a child to live. And the womb of our society wasn't suitable for her.
The night she realised that she is carrying a life inside her, she broke a little bit inside because she somewhere knew how difficult her life would be.
She told her boyfriend. And he disconnected the line forever. Told her how big of a mistake she was.
She told her mother to hear how unfortunate she was to have a daughter like her.
She told her father to come across violence.
Until next morning she was the most unsuitable person for the society. That Life growing inside her couldn't make her feel motherly, but ashamed instead.
Humiliation, violence, judgements. This is what we gave to her.
She couldn't pass a street with the number of eyes shooting questions about her existence.
She wasn't seventeen anymore.
What if it was you?
Why is all Hatred for her? Why not him? Was he not involved? I know so much about that girl because she is me, she is you, she can be any girl.
It's just not about her, it's about me, you, and everyone out there.
Stand for her.
Stop emotionally harassing a young mother. Don't detach her from studies because she crossed what you call limits.
Don't break her in the name of honour and respect. She wasn't alone at it.
Don't embrace her with narrow visualisations.
Don't end her when she couldn't barely begun.
Advice, Care and Love. This is what she needs from the society, moreover from her parents.
Do not suffocate her under the norms.Do not KILL her.
Let her live. She couldn't make up to the expectations of the society, but this doesn't give us the right to give her a social or an actual death.
She did no crime to bear your abandoned thought process.
If you're unable to take a stand for her or understand her, then sit down without making her feel more miserable.
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