INCEST AN ILLEGAL & IMMORAL RELATIONSHIP
In essence, we do not choose our relationships
These are natural outcomes
Destined by the Providence
Hence the best option for us humans
Is to uphold and respect the natural relations
As has been bestowed to us
By the Supernatural Being
As artificial intervention
May lead to health related issues for our offspring
As an outcome of inbreeding
If we do not respect dictated by Nature
In the long run.
Incest is sexual relationship
Between close relations
Within the family circle
Without any care
For health and wellness
Of the offspring
Born out of such an illegal relationship
And the newly born one is not legitimate
As the law of the land
Does not permit such a relationship
As such a relation
Is construed as unethical
And a huge departure
From the customs and tradition
While life started
On the beautiful Earth
A long while ago
Nobody knows for sure
When and how!
The humans were termed as Homo Habilis
Followed the relationships
Based entirely as time dictated
Crude, bereft of emotional maturity?
As suited them during that time.
Humans continued evolving as time passed
Had their evolution
Along with maturity in emotion.
In some societies
Inter family relations prevailed
With sexual intercourse relations
And to keep their family flock together
Without outer interference.
Then in some royal families
There were inter familial relationships
Such s brother marrying sister
Cousin marrying cousin
Aunt marrying nephew
Or anybody could marry other
Suiting them, as per their convenience
To perpetuate the royal lineage
This practice continued
For quite a long time.
INCEST RELATES TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN BLOOD RELATED FAMILY MEMBERS
The word Incest has its origin from the Latin word incestus meaning sexual intercourse between the closely related blood related family members. This sort of relationship is taboo or banned by almost all the societies since it is considered as illegal, unethical, immoral. Besides this relationship is considered as impure, uncultured and borders on cross indecency and uncultured relationship or those related by affinity (stepfamily) or adoption or lineage. Two first cousins marrying is also an act of incest. Further, the children born out of illegal relationship are illegal which are also considered as unclean, unchaste besides being unhealthy in the long run. The incest is construed as an inhuman act with any standpoint under the sun. Presently, Incest related marriage is considered as a huge departure from custom and tradition.
PERPETUATION OF ROYAL LINEAGE AS A PLUSIBLE REASON FOR INCEST
In ancient times, there were marriages between brother and sister, father and daughter, mother and son, cousin and cousin, aunt and nephew, uncle and nience including other relations in order to perpetuate the royal lineage. This practice continued for a long time.
The union between children of the same parents was common in both Greek and Macedonian tradition. When peot Sotades criticized such an alliance, he was killed. At that time such a relationship did not attach any shame or disgust.
There were so many cultures and societies in which relationship between close relations was permissible and undertaken either to safeguard the royal lineage or for preventing the family secrecy being compromised if their progenies are married to other families or societies.
EVOLUTION OF MAN WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THOUGHTS
The earliest known humans is Homo Habilis who lived about 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago in Eastern and Southern Africa and subsequently scattered around the globe. At that time, incest was possible and permissible since everything was disordly. Then evolution in every sphere of activity started. There arose different societies with different philosopies and viewpoints with the use of fire and invention of wheel along with evolution in thinking and imbibing of scientific temper prompted man to evolve in multidirectional paths.
UNIVERSAL LAWS AGAINST INCEST
The thoughts which were considered as permisssible were came under the ambit of universal laws and considered as a civilized behaviour. Incest (sexual relationship between the close memberrs of the family) is considered as a taboo in many advanced societies since this carries with it ethical, moral and cultural aspects along with adverse biological implications.
INCEST IS CRIMINAL OFFENCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF HINDU MARRIAGE ACT
Incest is a criminal offence and carries with it the sentence. In India under section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, it bans mrriage between a brother and sister, unvlr snf nirnvr, suny snf nrphre ot vhilftrn o brother and dister or of two brother or of two sisters. If any marriage takes place between the two in these relationsips, these are considered void.
INCEST AND HELPLESSNESS OF A FEMALE MEMBER
Legally incest is prohibited but there are some households wherein such an illegal and immoral acts are happening. When a child is sexually assaulted by her own brother, father, grandparent or any other close relationship, the child in question is not able to question this illegal act because of financial insecurity. In such a scenario, she cannot report the case to the law enforcing agencies for this illegal relationship because of lurking fear of her being thrown out of the family security. The poor girl in question remains suffering the pangs of incesterous acts by her own blood relations!
GENETIC DISORDERS IN THE CHILDREN BORN OUT OF INBREEDING
It has been observed that the children born out of the inbreeding between are born with genetic disorders. They are born with physical disabilities and are growth and developmental issues. The incestuous relationship carries with it increased risks of infertility, miscarriage, heart diseases, facial asymmetry , ;pw weight, slow groth and development, and more deaths in the childhood stage itself. The disabilities are proportional to the closeness of relationship genetically speaking. Then there are imbibing of some of the traits of the incestor to the children born out of this sort of inbreeding.
WHY INCEST IS TABOO?
The incest carries with it certain taboos, inborn diseases and defects of an infant born out of inbreeding. Biologically data shows that the children born out of sexual relationship between real brothers and sisters result in more pronounced genetic diseases.
PROBLEM OF INCEST
The more pronounced problem with the incesterous relationship and consequent inbreeding is that it is it keep the bad genes in the family itself and may multiply its illleffects and may run the risk of fatalities and in many cases lesser lifespan.
VIOLATION OF LAWS
Essentially, no civilized society can encourage incesterous relationship since it is illegal and may result in spoiling the relationship in the family. It can result in child abuse, rape, molestation etc.
My take on incest:
- Such relation is unnatural.
- Such relationship is illegal.
- It is uncultured relationships.
- This relationship is impure.
- Such relationship is unethical.
- Such relationship is immoral.
- Such relationship as offspring born out of this inbreeding will result in psychological and physiolocal problems including ailments which are there in the family history; inbreeding carries with genetic problems.
- Such an illegal alliance is an abuse of disportionate proportion especially when it happens (in the form of molestation, rape and above all abuse) to an innocent child which the victim cannot forget for the entire life and may lead to psychological prolems for life.
- The child born carries with it all stigma of born out of illegal relationship which remains permanently on the psyche of the victim.
- The family members who resort to incest are physically and mentally sick, therefore, they should not perpetuate such an unethical and immoral act which is unnatural and inhuman.