INDIA: Indian women suffer humiliation on immense levels like when 68 female students were forced to strip naked, by principal & teachers at a Sahjanand Girls Institut in Gujarat, to check if they were menstruating reported TOI.
The hostel where these women were shamed is managed by orthodox fanatical followers of Swami Krushnaswarup Das of Swaminarayan Bhuj Mandir.
In one of his recent discourses, the Swami says, “A menstruating woman who cooks food for her husband will certainly be born as a ‘kutri’ (bitch)”, reports Ahmedabad Mirror.
He went on to say to the men, “If you eat food prepared by a menstruating woman even once, your next avatar will definitely be that of a ‘balad’ (ox).”
Swami Krushnaswarup Das then goes on to justify his teachings saying that these have been mentioned in the “shastras” (Hindu spiritual texts).
He further urged his male followers to learn how to cook in order to avoid eating food cooked by their menstruating wives.
“She (the wife) should spend these three days ascetically…Before you get married, learn how to cook,” he says.
That is not all. The female students living in the hostel are barred from entering the temple and the kitchen if menstruating. They are also not allowed to even touch fellow students.
A 19-year-old student living in the hostel said, “It is mandatory for girls in their period to declare so in a register and shift to the hostel’s basement for the next three days. Entry to the main dining hall is prohibited. Food is served in a passage.”
It is absolutely ridiculous and shocking that many women have to adhere to such regressive acts even in today’s age. People preaching such ideas should be punished and schooled appropriately!