At the wedding in India, brides handed bits for protection against the drunken men
Hundreds of brides during a mass wedding in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh received a gift of wooden batons, if necessary, to defend themselves in the future from drunken husbands.
Minister of state Gopal Bhargava, handing a half-meter bits which are normally used in the wash for squeezing clothes, encouraged the girls to use them if their husbands are drunk, try to insult them.
Thus, the Minister said, he wants to help fight domestic violence. But he also encouraged the girls before the use of batons to try to talk to men. And if that doesn’t help, then “let batons to talk to them.”
He said that he had ordered for this purpose a total of 10 thousand wooden bits.
During this mass wedding ceremony a gift was received about 700 brides. At all clubs was the inscription: “the whipping of drunkards,” and “the Police will not interfere.”
Mass weddings are not uncommon in India. These ceremonies usually used by families with small incomes to reduce the cost of the wedding.