Skip to main content

MP again: At mass wedding, 'virginity, pregnancy tests': -




The Indian Express
09.06.2013.

MP again: At mass wedding, 'virginity, pregnancy tests'
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Milind Ghatwai : Bhopal, Sun Jun 09 2013, 04:12 hrs



Would-be brides were reportedly made to undergo virginity and pregnancy tests at a mass wedding, conducted by the state government under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana, in Betul district on Friday.


At least eight women were reportedly not allowed to participate in the mass wedding after they were found to be pregnant.
About 400 couples, mostly tribals, were married in Hardu village of Chicholi block, about 225 kms from the state capital, at the function. Most of the women were reportedly subjected to the tests after local officials claimed to have noticed that some were visibly pregnant.


Collector Rajesh Mishra said an inquiry had been ordered into the incident. He confirmed that a few women were found to be pregnant, but the rules did not prescribe such tests. Assistant Collector Neha Malviya has been asked to submit a report within the next few days.


Anurag Modi of the Shramik Adivasi Sangathan alleged that the tribal women not only underwent pregnancy tests but also suffered the humiliation of virginity tests.
A similar incident occurred about four years ago, after which the state government tightened the procedure, making officials at the panchayat and block levels screen applicants for the mass weddings.


Seeking Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's apology to the tribal community, Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh said the officials conducted the tests at the venue, a government school, not even taking the women to a hospital.


The Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana is a popular scheme under which thousands of couples have been married in the last few years. Each couple gets gifts worth Rs 15,000.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-2.

LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-2.
22/02/2018
2.
The whole of the Ramayana is an Epic of humanity. Humanity does not mean mankind but that which particularly characterises human nature.

It is in this sense, Sri Rama is oftentimes called the paragon of humanity, an example of the perfection of human nature.

This perfection of human nature is not inclusive of the foibles of man in his lower endowments.

In the majestic words of Valmiki with which the Epic commences, we are given a description of what this perfection of humanity is, as an answer given by sage Narada to a question put by sage Valmiki as to who is the ideal of human nature.


"Whom do you think, O sage, is the perfect embodiment of humanity in this world and can you give me an example of such a perfection?" was the question put by Valmiki to Narada.

And then, Narada commences a dignified description of a personality whom today we know and adore as Sri Rama.

That majestic feature of bodily personali…

PM’s Mann Ki Baat Programme on All India Radio :- 25/02/2018

25 Feb, 2018

My dear countrymen, Namaskar.

Let us begin today’s Mann Ki Baat with a phone call.


Phone Call…

Thank you very much for your phone call. My young friends have asked me many questions related to Science; they keep writing on quite a few points. All of us have seen that the sea appears blue, but we know from routine life experiences that water has no colour at all. Have we ever thought why water acquires colour in rivers and seas? The same thought occurred to a young man in the 1920s. The same question gave rise to a great scientist of modern India. When we talk about Science, the first name that strikes us is that of Bharat Ratna Sir C.V.Raman. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his outstanding work on light scattering. One of his discoveries is famous as the Raman Effect.

We celebrate the 28th of February as National Science Day since on this very day, he is said to have discovered the phenomenon of light scattering, for which the Nobel Prize was conferred upon him. This …

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Biography :

Personal Life & Legacy :



Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel tied the knot at the age of 18, to Jhaverba, who was twelve years of age then. Following the traditional Hindu customs, which allowed the bride to stay with her parents until her husband had a decent income and an established household, the two stayed apart for a few years until Sardar Patel had definite income to fall back on.

Along with Jhaverba, he set up a house in Godhra. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Manibehn, in 1904, and a son, Dahyabhai, two years later.

In 1909, Jhaverba, who was suffering from cancer, underwent a major surgical operation. Though the operation was successful, Jhaverba’s health continued to decline. She passed away the same year. Patel was against remarrying and instead raised his children with the help of his family.

Patel’s health started declining in the summer of 1950. Though he was taken care of intensely, his health worsened. To recuperate, he was flown to Mumbai, where he lodged at the Bi…