Indian brides given bats to defend against drunkards

In 2017, minister Gopal Bhargava gave bats to hundreds of brides in a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh to defend against violent husbands or other drunk family members.[i] Some of the paddles included inscriptions such as “For beating drunkards.” He ordered hundreds of thousands more bats.

Evann Gastaldo, “Indian Wedding Gift: Paddles to Beat Drunk Husbands,” Newser, May 1, 2017.

http://www.newser.com/story/242084/indian-wedding-gift-paddles-to-beat-drunk-husbands.html

 

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