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

New Delhi: Brides may now use 'mogri' or wooden bat on their husbands if they turn alcoholic. 'Mogri', or wooden bat, commonly used to wash clothes with to take dirt out of them, have now been gifted to newly-wedded brides - to be used on their ...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 »

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

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 »

'Police won't intervene': Indian brides given wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands - The Guardian

State minister gives out hundreds of bats at a mass wedding emblazoned with messages that read: 'For beating drunkards'. Agence France-Presse. Sun 30 Apr 2017 20.48 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options ...and more »

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

Newlywed women in one Indian state are being given state-issued wooden bats to ward off drunk or abusive husbands, amid nationwide efforts to crackdown on alcohol-linked violence against women. Agence France-Presse reports that Gopal Bhargava, a ...and more »

Indian brides are being urged to beat up their husbands if faced with domestic abuse - Mashable

India has traditionally grappled with the problem of domestic abuse that women face at the hands of their menfolk. Despite most cases going unreported, over 113,400 such incidents were recorded in 2015. Now, in order to curb domestic abuse, a ...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 »

Hundreds Of Brides In India Receive Wooden Bats To Fend Off Drunken Husbands - Huffington Post

An unusual wedding gift distributed to hundreds of brides at a recent mass marriage ceremony in central India is shining a poignant light on the country's long-standing issue of domestic violence. Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava gave wooden ...and more »

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 »

Indian minister offers new brides a bat to beat husbands - CNN

Delhi (CNN) An Indian state minister has come up with a controversial way to fight alcohol abuse. Gopal Bhargava, a state minister in India's Madhya Pradesh, gave 10,000 wooden bats to newlyweds and their family members at a mass wedding ceremony for ...and more »