In Madhya Pradesh, little girls paraded naked to please rain gods in Damoh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh is no stranger to bizarre rain rituals, but this one borders on the gresque. Minor girls were paraded naked, carrying a heavy wooden fl, in Damoh district in the belief that it will please the rain gods.
The National Commission for Prection of Child Rights has taken suo motu cognizance of the ritual and asked for details from the collector. Graphic videos of the parade have also been shared on social media.
In the fag end of monsoon, drought looms over large parts of Bundelkhand, forcing villagers to desperation. People of a tribal village in rain-parched Damoh took to an age-old ritual in a last ditch attempt to appease the rain gods.
On Monday, two little girls, apparently aged below 10, carried a fl over their shoulders as they led a procession of village women, including their mothers. The women sang bhajans to seek blessings of the gods to save crops drying in the fields. They also begged for alms, mainly foodgrains, which were then used to prepare food in the fields to complete the ritual, said the mother of one of the girls.
The children had no clue why they were disrobed and made to walk around the village. “This ritual has been happening for a few days,” said some of the villagers.
The mother of one of the girls, who was paraded on Monday, said: “Our paddy has started drying due to lack of rainfall. We need water. This will bring rain.”
Damoh SP DR Teniwar said, “It is a tradition here that can be termed superstition. We will investigate. In case we come to know about force being used ag inst the children while they are paraded naked, we will initiate action.”
达莫SP DR Teniwar说：“这是迷信。我们将进行调查。如果我们知道有人强迫儿童裸体，我们将采取行动。”
21st century. Afghanistan - female children as young as 9 can get married. India - female children paraded to please gods. USA - female children as young as 12 can be married with the parental consent (parental control). SAD!!!
If true utterly barbaric. beats the talibans.
Beware. As a non-believer you may be on the Taliban
And we talk about taliban
Inevitable where all Gods are male.
HOW MANY YEARS WILL IT TAKE FOR SOME PEOPLE TO COME OUT OF WRONG BELIEF
Superstition, caste based descriminaiton, lack of knowledge about h an ri hts, overall education, basic facilities, these are burning issues and we still have done less to tackle these even there's 0 effort in many of the cases! Long long miles to go!
comments no blaming to re gion and cursing to the community as usually do
What primitive levels of thinking must go into such behaviour !! Unless good education and awareness reach these people such atavistic practises steeped in superstition and ignorance will continue.
Can we be described as an educated society anymore? The Chief Minister must be made answerable. Are we in the 21st century really or are we still living in the Stone Age? This is extremely annoying and outrageous. Will someone please take responsibility and be answerable?
Are you asking these questions of yourself? You think you are in the 21st century? What is being in 21st Century?
Is the re gion suggesting rain gods as paedophiles to get pleased by such acts?
And our shamless media is worried (fake worry) about the safety of afghan women
wherever the sanghis go, things just get rotten.
We salute the Go nment
Who believe such idiotic think to please rain god.