30 Apr '17, 2pm

Indian brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands with

NEW DELHI: An Indian state minister has given hundreds of wooden bats to newly wed brides, urging them to use the paddle as a weapon if their husbands turn alcoholic or abusive. Gopal Bhargava gave the bats -- which are used to get dirt out of clothes in traditional laundries -- to nearly 700 brides at a mass wedding organised by the government of central Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday (Apr 29). The nearly foot-long paddles are emblazoned with messages that read: "For beating drunkards" and "Police won't intervene". Bhargava told the brides to reason with their husbands first, adding that they should "let the wooden paddles do the talking" if their spouses refuse to listen. Bhargava told AFP he wanted to draw attention to the plight of rural women who face domestic abuse from their alcoholic husbands. Advertisement "Women say whenever their husbands get drunk they become...

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