With her entire village against her, ace athlete Dutee Chand sprints strong in love

"It was just last year when Dutee Chand bagged two silvers for India at the Asian Games. She was cheered and garlanded back at her village. She was everyone’s daughter. And today even her parents are against us"

In a country which is still not totally comfortable with inter-caste marriages, asking for understanding on same sex relationship from a tiny village is a bit too farfetched. The world might have seen the rainbow but India’s villages are way too enshrouded by primitive and questionable ethics. One may wonder since when the land of Kamasutra and an exploding population became so embarrassed about accepting a girl’s sexual orientation. But all of this didn’t stop India’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand from proclaiming her love for her same sex partner. To come out so openly as gay required courage. And one can bet the national 100 m champion would have it in plenty.

It was just last year when Dutee Chand bagged two silvers for India at the Asian Games. She was cheered and garlanded back at her village. She was everyone’s daughter. And today even her parents are against us. They feel ashamed of their daughter, the daughter who pulled them out of oblivion. It was her sister’s threat that forced her to come out openly on her relationship, bad sister. But probably that was a blessing in disguise. The ace sprinter is free of a huge burden now. She is a national treasure, a country’s hope for gold; the lighter she is the better. And there umpteen number of people who understand that.

Dutee had discovered love and support in her partner in the most trying times. That is all a relationship is about –love and support. There is no reason why she shouldn’t feel loved in such a blissful relationship. It’s complete in every way. No power in this world, no matter how dumb can snap their bond. We would request her to keep herself at bay from anything regressive. You have golds to secure girl, in love and track. If she would have listened to every guy she ever met, they wouldn’t have even allowed her to take the field in shorts. Let’s not blame them. That’s all they know. But what they believe shouldn’t stop them from accepting a girl who is a country’s pride. And if a few still can’t understand her, we want her to know she has earned herself a family of over a billion. We at Itti Si Khushi are cheering for you already.