1-211-21, 1-211-22, 1-211-23 Sanskrit Verses
Adi Parva - Book I
sa cha samshayitaha Paartha
Prasahya haran`an chaapi
vivaaha heetooha shuuraan`aamiti
Sa tvam Arjuna kalyaan`iim
prasahya bhaginiim mama
hara svayanvaree hyasyaaha
koo vai veeda chikiirshitam.
Arjuna and Krishna were at a carnival. Krishna's sister Subhadra came to the carnival with her maids. Arjuna was attracted by her beauty. Krishna encouraged him to abduct her without her concurrence.
"Self-choice is granted to Warrior caste girls. We do not know the girls disposition and temper. In case of brave warriors, forcible adoption is applauded. Who knows what she will do by her self-choice? Hence carry her away by force!" Thus Krishna (self proclaimed God) was unconcerned about the girl's mind. He simply asks his friend (Arjuna) to take her away by force without telling her parents.
*There was a custom of warriors kidnapping princesses forcibly and marrying them at the places of the warriors. These marriages were called "Raakshasa vivaahas (demonly marriages)". Bhishma did it in case of the Princesses Amba, Ambika, and Ambalika. Krishna himself approved this practice in case of his own sister Subhadra.
*Krishna was not concerned about human rights or the rights of women. He was glad about customs of the castes.
*This self-proclaimed God, how he behaved!