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Couples tied nuptial knot during the mass marriage ceremony on the occasion of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ at Kolar Road in Bhopal on Saturday the 29th of April,17. Madhya Pradesh is setting new example for other states in India by giving away unusual presents to nearly 700 newly-wed brides. Guess what the state minister of rural development of Madhya Pradesh gave as their wedding gift. A wodden bat called ‘mogris‘ (wooden bats used to wash clothes.)
What is so interesting in a wooden bat?? Does government want women to wash cloths? Does this mean no more Money given as Dowry but a Bat in Madhya Pradesh?
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Actually the nearly foot-long paddles are emblazoned with a messages that read: “For beating drunkards” and “Police won’t intervene”. The “mogris” bore the Slogan, “Sharabiyo ke Sutatara hetu Bhet, police nahi bolegi.” This is to teach men a lesson if they come home drunk and get Violent.
It is indeed a great step taken up by the state minister of rural development, Gopal Bhargava.
He gave the paddles to the brides during a government-sponsored mass wedding event in Garhakota village, located almost 1,000 kilometres from Mumbai. Bhargava told the brides to reason with their husbands first, adding that they should “let the wooden paddles do the talking” if their spouses refuse to listen.
While Gujarat has practiced prohibition for several years, eastern Bihar state launched a crackdown on sale and intake of liquor last year. The southern state of Kerala also banned the sale of alcohol in hotels in 2014. Last year, the government of Tamil Nadu state vowed to introduce prohibition as part of its campaign to win re-election.
The unusual initiative comes at a time several parts if the state are witnessing protest against liquor Shop near Residential Localities, Shrines and Educational Institutions.