Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 May 17,A new concept?
In a mass marriage ceremony, the Indian state minister of Madhya Pradesh gifted brides with bats to protect themselves from their husbands in case if they are alcoholics (‘Minister gifts bats to brides to beat husbands if they turn alcoholic’, Gulf News, May 1). This may look like a funny incident, but it is to safeguard themselves. If the government can implement a ban on alcohol, which is already the case in a few states, that will be better. However, this gift is a new concept.
From Mr K. Ragavan