It is true that self-immolation or sati upon the funeral pyre of one’s husband has been banned in India for some time but the saddening acts of shunning and abandoning widows is ever present. The number of shelters run by the government has been increasing at an alarming rate. Vrindavan, considered by Hindus to be […]
Roaming the web I stumbled upon this story. (Not in a sense of spammer roaming.) I had no idea this was going on. I knew the sati has long been banned, long ago made illegal. It never made sense to begin with. A live person burning to death??
But why are all these widows left in such in straitened circumstances? Doesn’t whatever she and her husband accumulated doesn’t belongs to her?