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After triple talaq, Engineer Union requests Supreme Court to declare friendzone as unconstitutional

24, Aug 2017 By Akash Vadera

The Supreme Court on Tuesday officially abolished the practice of instant triple talaq and stated it as unconstitutional. Following this decision, the Engineer Union in India has filed a PIL with the Supreme Court, requesting it to declare friendzone, an imaginative yet real conundrum usually faced by engineers, as unconstitutional.


We interviewed Kandha Kumar, the head of the Engineer Union and here’s what he had to say “Needless to say, I am an engineer. When I entered the college on the first day of my engineering, I said ‘I like you’ to a girl and got friendzoned within 3 seconds then and there. I had entered friendzone along with my engineering, yet former was more stressful. You get out of engineering in 4 years, but you can’t ever get out of friendzone once you’re in. You can clear KTs in engineering. But friendzone is that golden KT, which you can never clear. Engineering yields in paying jobs, but friendzone is that unpaid internship that never ends.” We explained to him that we get the comparison and to speak more about the PIL, to which he replied “So when the Supreme Court finally decided to eliminate the practice of triple talaq, I got calls from other Kandhas all over the country stating we should take advantage of the situation and appeal to the Supreme Court to declare friendzone as unconstitutional and give all the Kandhas the freedom they deserve. You know ‘Sati’ was abolished from India in 1829. 1829! And yet here we are facing a similar problem with no redemption yet. So today, I, along with the support of all Kandhas in India, have filed a PIL and request the Supreme Court to free us of all our bondages by declaring friendzone as unconstitutional. It is the only way we engineers can get girlfriends.”

No doubt Kandha is being too optimistic with the girlfriend factor, but he sure has stood up for all the Kandhas in India and we support him in this movement. What is left to be seen now is how Supreme Court responds to this plea.