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Sathya Saran on a system that continues to produce hapless girls who’re often left pregnant and abandoned At first there is disbelief. Night hunting is not something the average urban Bhutanese wishes to discuss. But — perhaps because I come from a country which has enough strange-to-foreign-eyes customs and traditions of its own — there is a slow unfolding. Reactions range from shamefaced admissions and denials to a vociferous defence of what is an age-old tradition.What’s true is that night hunting exists — in both new and old forms.But even as the rest of Bhutan, especially its still infant media, grapples with the ethical and social aspects of night hunting in a part of the country that is geographically and still socially distant from the capital where most of the media reside, the practice has morphed to include new, more fearsome aspects.“There is so much migration to the towns,” says an Indian observer who prefers to remain unnamed, “that the villages hardly have any men left.” To top it, he adds, the sexual urge is one that cannot be ignored.To begin at the beginning, night hunting does not really imply hunting at night.Originally called Bomena, the custom in rural eastern Bhutan was a way of allowing courtship between two consenting parties.Boys, and even grown men, would scale the first floor of a girl’s house to spend the night in her bed.Often a girl would leave a window or door unlatched for her suitor.
I work under department of forests and park services (government organisation). “Chemistry is a powerful thing, and the village girls are so pretty and vulnerable. The girl takes down the man’s mobile number, they keep in touch. And sometimes it could lead to a married man getting divorced by his wife.We go there, we drink, we are tired, then it could happen... It all happens very smoothly, there are no cases of rape or violence,” says Tenzin.The dark was a perfect cloak, and often the visitor would leave before the cock crowed and the family woke up.If caught, he would close the circle by marrying the girl and moving into her house.