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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 »

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 »

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

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 - 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 »

Indian brides given wooden paddles to hit drunken, abusive husbands by leading politician - The Independent

An Indian state has handed out hundreds of wooden bats to newly married women to use as a weapon if their husbands become abusive. Gopal Bargava, a Minister in the state of Madhya Pradesh, handed out the paddles, traditionally used to get dirt out of ...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 »

Indian state tells brides to thrash their husbands if they turn violent - 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 »

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 »