At mass wedding ceremony on Saturday, an Indian “ministers ” handed out bats to 700 brides for the purpose of trouncing their partners if they get drunk and violent.
The batscalled mogri and otherwise be useful for moistening clotheswere etched with “ Sharabiyon ke sutara hetu bhent, police nahi bolegi ,” carried to :” Gift for trouncing rummies, police will not intervene .”
Gopal Bhargava, the Madhya Pradesh state minister of Panchayati Raj and rural development, told me that he dedicated out the bats to draw attention to his state’s domestic violence and alcoholism problems, especially in rural areas, and the lack of police intervention. He says that he often discovers from his female ingredients about their partners’ drinking and being physically abused.
Women say whenever their partners get drunk they become vicious. Their savings are taken away and splurged on alcohol, he read, according to the Guardian . “They dont have” intention to caused women or initiate them to violence but the bat is to prevent violence.
Bhargava has dictated 10,000 of these bats for women sustaining at the sides of their alcoholic partners. But he too females should try to reason with their partners first before turning tothe mogri.
Alcohol has been banned in a handful of Indian states in recent years, due in part to its correlation to violence and politicians’ interest in enticing females votersworried about their safety. That hasn’t stopped illegal alcohol marketings, however, and Bhargava read people need to stop examining the other course and inform themselves about alcoholism.An atmosphere is being created in the entire commonwealth against liquor but people need to be educated on the issue, he told the Indian Express .It is essential before certifying prohibition.
H/ T Guardian