(ORDO NEWS) — In India, in order to make it rain and carry out the corresponding ritual, six girls who have not yet reached the age of majority were stripped. They must walk completely naked through the entire village.
It is reported by the BBC.
The incident took place in a village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which has suffered from severe drought for a long time.
A video appeared on social networks of how completely naked young girls walk through the village, carrying a stick on their shoulders, to which a frog is tied. Some of them have barely reached the age of five, journalists say. The children were followed by a group of adult women, who at the same time loudly sang ritual songs.
They all stopped near every house and collected grain. He was then sent to the local temple for the kitchen. The residents of the village are sure that such a ritual will help appease the rain god and the drought will finally end in the region.
The National Commission of India demanded an urgent report from the administration of the region where the village is located.
The police noted that they had already received statements regarding the rituals, but the investigation began only after the case received high-profile publicity. If it is proved that the girls were forced to undress, then some measures will be taken, but it is not specified which ones.
The district inspector, in turn, claims that the girls’ parents were allowed to undress them and they themselves took part in this strange ritual.
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