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350 brides undergo virginity, pregnancy tests before mass marriage in MP

Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Jun 9: As many as 350 women were allegedly put through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme organised by the Madhya Pradesh government at Harad village in the tribal-dominated
350 brides undergo virginity pregnancy tests...
PTI June 09, 2013 7:24 IST
Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Jun 9: As many as 350 women were allegedly put through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme organised by the Madhya Pradesh government at Harad village in the tribal-dominated district.



A day after the alleged incident, the district administration today ordered a magisterial probe into the complaints regarding the tests conducted on the would-be-brides, including 90 tribal women, according to Betul district collector Rajesh Prasad Mishra.

"I have given the orders to probe the complaints on alleged virginity and pregnancy tests conducted on would-be-brides during Friday's mass marriage function under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana' at Harad village," he said.
 

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