No rule or religion is more valuable than life.In our society, people have made different rules and methods of worship in different religions through which they show their devotion to God. But sometimes if such rules or rituals become a problem in someone's life, then they need to be changed.
There is a fast which is very popular in the Hindu religion which is known as Teej. During this fast, women do not eat or drink even a drop of water throughout the day and night and then do worship throughout the night. Many times I have found women with health-related problems observing this fast since there is a belief that this fast should never be abandoned and it is for the long life of the husband. Due to this fear, they are afraid of breaking the rules of fasting.
I witnessed the extent of this when I went to the hospital with my nephew and it was the next day after Teej. I saw the body of a woman who had Mehndi on her hands, she was in full glory but there was no life left in her. And then I came to know that this happened only after the hard fast of Teej.
No matter what religion or rule, it does not matter more than anyone's life and this important point should be understood by all, educated or uneducated. There is really a need to bring awareness in this direction. It is not only women, but sometimes men also keep torturing themselves in the name of God due to some rules.