MH-VIRGINITY TEST-MANS (CORRECTED)
The Maharashtra Andhashraddha
Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) Thursday demanded action against some
members of the Kanjarbhat community here who were allegedly
bride's `virginity test'.
A delegation of the MANS, an anti-superstition outfit
founded by the late Narendra Dabholkar, met Maharashtra Social
Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole and sought action.
An old custom of the Kanjarbhat community where the
bride has to prove on the wedding night that she is virgin has
come under criticism from progressive sections of that
community as well as social activists.
panchayat' (community's representative body) asking the groom
the outcome of the virginity test and whether he was
"satisfied" went viral on social media recently.
Nandini Jadhav, executive president of the MANS, said
corporator), has studied abroad while the bride too is an
architect and daughter of a retired police officer.
"We met the minister who was in the city and demanded
that the government take action on its own against this
regressive practise," she said.
Badole promised that action will be taken, she said.
"We will also approach the police tomorrow," she
While neither the groom nor the bride in this case
have taken objection to the custom, around 40 youngsters from
the community have formed a group -- `Stop The V-Ritual' --
and are carrying on a campaign on social media against the
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