Height Of Patriarchy And Superstition: Women Are Made To Drink Water Out Of Shoes

The Logical Indian

August 20th, 2016 / 4:20 PM

Source: news18 | Image Courtesy: ibnlive | ibnlive | punjabupdate | Photo: Sudhir Kasliwal

An inhuman practice against women
In a remote hamlet of southern Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, an inhuman practice exists in the name of banishing evil spirits in women. Hundreds of women from nearby villages are brought to Bankaya Mata temple in Bhilwara and subjected to practices that not only degrades women but that are also dangerous. As part of exorcism, the bhopas i.e self-proclaimed healers and priests at the Bankaya Mata temple put women through multiple rituals which would qualify as atrocities outside.


Made to carry shoes in their mouths
Women are made to carry shoes on their heads, in their mouths and even being made to drink water from them depending on the prescription by the bhopas. That’s not all, more atrocities are witnessed there, as women are made to drag themselves down over 200 steps in the temple, to rid themselves of the ‘possessed’ evil spirits. The reason why woman go through this is because of the fact that women brought to the temple either suffer from mental illnesses, but sometimes they are dragged by families who want them tagged ‘insane’. The women are often young and these rituals take a toll on them. Some experts believe such rituals could put these young women at a higher risk of permanent or long-term emotional damage.


The Logical Indian is shocked at the occurrence and existence of these incidents in modern India. We request the authorities to book the family members and the perpetrators of such acts under relevant sections of the penal code.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Temple Cleaned Woman MLA Visits

UP: A Temple Was “Purified With Gangajal” After Woman BJP MLA Pays Visit

Devadasi System

Topless Women “Offered” To Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Temples; Minor Girls Among Those Coerced

Woman Temple

[Watch] How A Woman Challenged And Changed A 400-Yr-Old Tradition In Temple Using A Camera

Every Married Woman Deserves A Family Like Hers – Story of Afroz

Dalit Women Appointed As Priests In Mangalore’s Sri Gokarnanatha Temple

Fight For Justice & Equality: Over 50,000 Muslims Sign Petition To End Triple Talaq

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

Kerala Floods: Journalist Cancels Daughter’s Engagement, Donates Money To CM Relief Fund

News

Former Cricketer Imran Khan Becomes PM of Pakistan, Takes Oath Today

Get Inspired

Kerala Flood Heroes: Indian Navy Captain P Rajkumar Rescues 26 People, Commander Vijay Airlifts A Pregnant Woman To Hospital

News

New GDP Data Shows India Attained More Than 10% Growth Twice During Dr Manmohan Singh’s Tenure

News

Major Aditya Kumar, Rifleman Aurangzeb Honoured With Shaurya Chakra On Independence Day

News

Maharashtra: Farmers Receive Recovery Notices For Rs 40-50 Lakh Loan Each Which They Never Took

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.