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Indian Wedding Gift: Paddles to Beat Drunk Husbands - Newser

(Newser) – A wooden bat: not exactly the first thing to come to mind when you think "wedding gift," but that is indeed the wedding gift that hundreds of new brides in India recently received from the state minister of Madhya Pradesh. The actual purpose ...and more »

Madhya Pradesh: Minister gifts wooden bats to 700 brides to beat husbands if they turn alcoholic -

Gopal Bhargava, however, advised the women to first try to talk their partners out of the habit. by Scroll Staff. Published Apr 30, 2017 · 04:47 pm. Madhya Pradesh: Minister gifts wooden bats to 700 brides to beat husbands if they turn. Around 700 ...and more »

MP minister gifts bats to brides at mass wedding for reforming their husbands -

Amidst the daily dose of depressing stories of crimes, sexual assault and accident, here's a piece of news that will make you laugh and also shake your head in disbelief. In one of those 'it happens only in India' type of events, a minister from Madhya ...and more »

Brides in India handed bats to beat their husbands if they turn abusive - SBS - The World Game

Gopal Bhargava posted images of the mass wedding on his Facebook page. Source: Facebook / Gopal Bhargava. An Indian politician has ordered thousands of bats and gifted them to new brides in an attempt to draw attention to alcoholism and domestic ...and more »

Indian Women Given Bats to Guard Against Domestic Abuse - Daily Beast

Newly married Indian women were given wooden bats by a state minister, who said they should use it in order to guard themselves against potentially abusive husbands. The minister, Gopal Bhargava, distributed the bats to almost 700 brides at a mass ...and more »

Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check - BBC News

Hundreds of brides at an Indian mass wedding have been given wooden bats and urged to use them as weapons if their husbands turn abusive. Messages such as "for use against drunkards" are written on the paddles, which measure about 40cm (15in) and are ...and more »

Use These Wooden Bats On Your Husbands If They Harm You: MP Minster's Macabre Gift At Mass Wedding Causes Stir - Huffington Post India

He reportedly got the idea for the wedding gift, when he heard women's complaints against alcoholic husbands. PTI. Amit Dave / Reuters. Representational image. BHOPAL -- What would you generally gift a newly-married couple? A Madhya Pradesh minister ...and more »

It is okay to beat up your husband with 'mogri' if he turns alcoholic, says MP minister - Zee News

Brides can now apply 'mogri' or wooden bat on their husbands if they turn alcoholic. 'Mogri' or wooden bat, which is commonly used to beat clothes while washing to take dirt out of it, has now been gifted to newly wedded brides to apply on their ...and more »

Minister's Special Gift For 700 Brides: Bats To Beat Drunk Husbands With - NDTV

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh minister Gopal Bhargava had an unusual gift for nearly 700 new brides - a 'mogri' or a wooden bat, traditionally used to wash clothes. Gifting the bats at a mass marriage ceremony on Saturday, the minister instructed the brides ...and more »

Newlywed Women in India are Being Given Wooden Bats to Prevent Domestic Violence - TIME

Brides share a light moment during mass marraige ceremony in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh, India on April 29, 2017. Mujeeb Faruqui—Hindustan Times/Getty Images. By Feliz Solomon. May 1, 2017. Newlywed women in one Indian state are being given state-issued ...and more »