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Maharashtra govt asks gram panchayats to ban rituals of widowhood

India Today | 19/05/2022 06:32 PM | Click to read full article

Maharashtra Minister Hasan Mushrif on Wednesday asked gram sabhas in the state to follow the example of Herwad village in Kolhapur district to ban rituals of widowhood, contending that age-old practices should not have any place in an era of science.

The state rural development department held by Mushrif issued a circular in this regard on Tuesday.

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