Apne were getting married at stupidly young ages in the past.
My great grandmother had my grandfather when she was just 13.
There was a time when the life expectancy in India was just 40.
Thankfully this is no longer that common but I've read in very backwards parts of Punjab it still occurs.
No excuses for it in today's age. And even when it did happen in the past it was between two similar aged people, not a 65 year old an a 9 year old.
Paint over the graffiti and move the sign in the right direction for starters.
The community is gradually moving out of these areas, it's a slum now. Once the elders have passed, the exodus will probably expedite.
The suls have written 'Islam will rule' in large graffiti on a railway bridge right next to Ramgarhia Gurdwara, obviously as an act of provocation and the damn committee have done nothing about it, it's been up there for quite a while. I guess we are a cowardly community now. Lots of infighting but haven't got the bottle to paint over this graffiti. The sign for the same Gurdwara on the main Stoke Poges Lane road has also been deliberately changed to point in the wrong direcrion, no doubt the work of suls again. I remember back in the 90s apne threw a pig's head in a mosque as retaliation for them burning the Nishan Sahib, where has that fighting spirit gone?
These damn committee members were smashing each others cars a few years ago over elections so they have thugs in their midsts, so why can't these thugs do anything about this graffiti?
Any suggestions on what could be done?