Minor girls paraded naked in MP to propitiate rain gods, probe ordered


Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 7 (IANS): In a shocking incident, minor girls were paraded naked in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh to propitiate Lord Indra for rain in the area, officials said.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken a grim view of the matter and has sought a report from the district administration.

According to the information received so far, the incident was reported from Baniya village in Jabera block of the district. In the Bundelkhand region, in which Damoh falls, people have faith in various "traditions" to urge Lord Indra for rain. One of this is getting minor girls to pray to a local goddess in a naked state, as this is believed to please him, and make it rain.

As part of this "tradition", six minor girls bathing in the lake near the village were brought to the temple of goddess Khermai, made to spread cowdung there, and then they were stripped and paraded.

A video of the incident went viral on social media, bringing it to the attention of the district administration.

Superintendent of Police, D.R. Tenivar, told IANS that the girls, aged 5-6, were called to the temple for spreading cowdung and then they were paraded with singing women accompanying them.

He said that only women were present on the occasion and men were not there. The matter is being probed.

Questioned on the issue, Damoh Collector S. Krishna Chaitanya said that the local administration would probe the matter and send a report to the NCPCR.

 

  

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  • M.Samir, Bhatkal

    Thu, Sep 09 2021

    It is senseless for women to do this but we need to talk about all superstition, whether it is talking snake, walking on water, flying horse, etc, and not single out Indians.

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Thi is the problem of belief in ancient stories and ancient kings....

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  • Ashi, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    This would have National news if it was happened in Afghanistan.

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    If so: then why only few minor girls forced to paraded naked let all the women do the same who forced minor girls to paraded naked. Superstitious stupid people.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    pakistan, musalman, nehru smoking hookah... all these are lesser problems than superstitions in indian society...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    From where these idiots misunderstood that Lord Indra is a pervert?

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    I don't want to say anything about this stupid act. Let the people who know about Lord Indra comment on this.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Religion ruled areas taking people way back to STONE AGE ! and irony of the situation is people like it very much !!

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    PM message not reaching out the down line ! only its reaching GODI Media and suppress it !! BETI BACHAO and all that!!! UP MP its a JUNGLE RAAJ ruled by THUGS. @IRANI @SHOBA @MANY ladies in the BJPeee NO AWAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  • Jessy, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    People need proper education. Height of superstition. Parents must have been aware of the situation as in the parade women were there. Looks like replanned. Parents needs to punished severely so that this kind of situation will not happen in future

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  • Ananda N, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    British had banned all these n now we have reintroduced as if our gods are appeased to see people naked! Our chaddis enjoy to see others chaddiless and justify as our culture. Shame!

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Who has to end all such superstitions? Meghalaya highest raining place, is it due to girls nude parade and prayers? Is some regions become Deserts, viz Gulfs and Rajastan whether because excessive covering of Girls?

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    If superstitious has to ward off then one need to refer their Religious scriptures,but unfortunately people don't want to open it and read as they feel it's left only to priests, which result in ignorance of religious teachings and falling victim to fake baba's, priest, and to leaders who fool in the name of Religion. If one start believing and worshipping in Monotheism by strictly following thr teachings of religious book, all such ignorance will ward off and will be blessed by guidance from Almighty God.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Horrible.How could their parents allow their children to parade in this way?Whether only women or men included ,matters little.but children so naked to parade?Where is their parents responsibility?shame on them.This age old systems are still practiced,in this age ,so God too might be angry.Leave it ,children are your one and all.save their honour and respect them.Today without men ,may be tomorrow with men?Now Govt has ordered probe ,when will be the result come ?In next monsoon?Educate these people.when there are not trees and greenary ,from where should rain come?Punish the persons who were responsible.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Madam, Parents will have their rights and say only in civized society, not where fanatics like Taliban or these rule. Whoever defying their order are blatantly killed. That's why human rights, women rights, children right activists struggle doesn't work there. Such understand only muscle power.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Tue, Sep 07 2021

    Superstitious should go. Poor girls.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 07 2021

    Why does all this Nonsense happen in States ruled by ...

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 08 2021

    Jossey....it is evident those lost power in 2014 will try to malaign opponents party by hook and crook......Let there be an enquiry ..truth will come out...Don't jump to conclusion to hail your rotten party.

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