Was the response drafted by you?
If you want opinions of people who spew views similar to yours, then you better find another platform to broadcast your sectarian sentiments. The forum is not a place to spread biases and intolerance. The members here are intelligent, as you would have observed from the responses; none has taken the bait.
You wrote in a very parochial sense. Perhaps, solely concerning something which you have an emotional connect with. I made a broader observation, which impacts everyone.
Reforms do not happen because of people who do not wish for them to happen. I am sure there is similar propaganda being spread through other media, in an attempt to prevent reforms – with people pumping narrow-minded ideologies that raise barriers between castes and religions into other people's brains – creating discrimination and disharmony.
None of us has any business commenting on whom someone chooses to marry. Moreover, what happens between couples is not an issue that we, as a group, need to discuss. People have private lives, let's not interfere in their lives, in the name of finding solutions.
And if it was opinions that you sought, as you mention in your response, then have the heart to acknowledge what others have to say. You are so confused, you contradict yourself by bringing in cultural undercurrents and advice to refrain from making statements. Know what you want.
Here is a bit of advice that should come in handy when you raise another forum thread, asking for opinions. Not everyone is going to agree with your thoughts. If you have valid points, that strengthen your argument, put them across. Your argument becomes flawed when you throw regionalism into it. North Indian, South Indian, Tamilian …let's just keep in mind, that we are Indian, at least when on a public forum. Keep your regional loyalty and prejudices to yourself, please.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak." -Michael Garrett Marino