Maharashtra household faces social boycott for opposing virginity take a look at

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Based mostly on the household’s grievance, the Thane police on Wednesday night time booked 4 individuals from Ambernath city right here beneath the Maharashtra Prohibition Of Folks From Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, he mentioned.

A household from the Kanjarbhat neighborhood in Thane district of Maharashtra has approached the police after it confronted social boycott for opposing the observe of virginity take a look at of girls, an official mentioned on Thursday. Based mostly on the household’s grievance, the Thane police on Wednesday night time booked 4 individuals from Ambernath city right here beneath the Maharashtra Prohibition Of Folks From Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, he mentioned.

The complainant, Vivek Tamaichikar, advised the police that his household was going through a boycott by their neighborhood’s jati (caste) panchayat for the final one 12 months for opposing the customized whereby a newly-wed girl has to show that she was virgin previous to the wedding.

He alleged that their panchayat instructed all members of the neighborhood not behave any affiliation along with his household.

“The community members went to such an extent that when my grandmother died on Monday, they did not come for her funeral,” Tamaichikar advised reporters right here on Wednesday.

Quite the opposite, the identical day, the neighborhood members participated in a pre-wedding celebration within the locality with loud music whereas there was a demise in his household, he rued.

Tamaichikar mentioned in a progressive society, such boycotts have been unwarranted.

Following his grievance, 4 individuals have been booked, an official at Ambernath police station mentioned, including that no arrest was made thus far.

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