In the video, two men can be seen throwing Rs 5, on the ground. A couple dressed in wedding finery look on as someone from the crowd gets up and collects the cash. Families go to the panchayat and disclose it before the marriage. The panchayat then approves it after a penalty.
An Indian State Banned Virginity Tests This Week After Months Of Protest
Virginity Test: Why the two finger test is unscientific, illogical and illegal
Updated April 06, Priyanka Tamaychekar's marriage hasn't been arranged yet, but already the year-old is dreading her wedding night. In her first few hours as a newlywed, Priyanka will be expected to submit herself to a humiliating ritual, just as brides in her family have done for centuries. And if she doesn't bleed on her wedding night, she can be subjected to beatings and communal humiliation — even a divorce. Wedding night virginity testing is practised by the Kanjarbhat ethnic group of India at the behest of tribal elders. Members of a caste council — all-male, unelected — oversee the ritual and mete out repercussions if the bride "fails" the test. Priyanka is among a group of young women and men from within the community who are railing against the practice.
The humiliating ‘virginity tests’ for brides, a reality in India’s Kanjarbhat community
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Being rooted in traditions is one thing; but, strict imposition of customs like virginity tests is revolting. Archaic virginity tests are shockingly, still a reality for many communities of India. One such community is the Kanjarbhat.