Single women discard social custom by embracing red clothes

Published On: March 20, 2017 07:55 AM NPT

TRISHULI, March 20: The single women folks of Bageshwori area in Nuwakot have started wearing red clothes that they had discarded after the demise of their spouses. 

A total of 184 women from Suryagadhi Village Council – 2 and 3 departed from the Hindu custom and convention to wear red – coloured sari and undergarments including Tika (a mixed paste of red vermillion and curd). 

The women have been socially ostracized after discarding red – coloured attires following the death of their husbands, according to Bageshwori Single Women's Chairperson, Deuti Dhakal. 

The government data shows there are a total of 220 single women in Bageshwori. The ceremony of donning red attires was organized in coordination with the All Nepal Women's Association Central Committee. RSS 

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