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Life Behind Bars

by | 9th, September 2004

‘FORGET about popping down to the pub while your wife cooks the dinner – men in Bihar, a part of India, could face up to three years in jail if they are caught drinking without written permission from their wives.

The proposal is part of a women’s empowerment by the Bihar Women’s Commission, which says it would liberate women from the mental torture of their men returning home after drinking heavily and ‘creating scenes’.

‘Women must be empowered to save themselves from their drunk men who torture them bodily and mentally,” the BWC report says.

“A three-year jail term would be an ideal threat perception for wine-zealots.”

The 78-page report has been submitted to Chief Minister Rabri Devi, whose office described the move as “a revolutionary step”.

Or revolutionary shtep…’

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