Ancient custom, killed the mother with two children


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A mother and two children died in a village in Western Nepal because of the practice of relocation of menstruating women in the remote cabin. About it reports BBC News.

AMBA Bohora, 35-year-old resident of the village, tried to make a fire in the hut to warm two children: nine – and twelve-year-old sons, who, according to Nepalese custom, living with her mother. Due to the lack of Windows in the cabin, and poor ventilation all three members of a family died of suffocation. Their bodies were found the morning mother-in-law women. It is noted that the blanket found in the barn were progeny and feet Bahari was burned.

The ancient Hindu custom of “chaupadi” built on the concept that menstruating women are unclean. During this period they are forbidden to touch men and cattle, to consume certain types of products, to use the facilities and live under the same roof with other family members. The girls at this time are released from school.

The practice of resettlement of women in remote huts is formally prohibited since 2005, in 2017 it was criminalized. Violators face a fine in the amount of 27 dollars and imprisonment for three months. However, the police claim that the fight against centuries of tradition is not easy, so in some remote villages people continue to follow them.

Temperatures in Nepal in January can reach plus two degrees.

In may it was reported that the brand of personal care products launched in Ukraine, educational action designed to getasfloat the topic of menstruation. The company replaced the blue liquid, which is traditionally demonstrate absorbency pads, in red, which caused an uproar among the female audience.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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