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Earlier, the Kali temple in Chittaranjan Park had denied permission for the last rites of a Hindu woman who had married a Muslim man.(HT file photo)

After temple denial, Muslim husband finally performs final rites for Hindu wife

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 08:20 AM IST
The man was able to hold the ceremony in Delhi with the help of the members of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Memorial Society
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Santora wanted her only daughter Pushpavati Patel and daughters-in-law to carry her bier as she felt the move would help dispel the commonly held notion that women should not resort to such a practice.(HT Photo)
Santora wanted her only daughter Pushpavati Patel and daughters-in-law to carry her bier as she felt the move would help dispel the commonly held notion that women should not resort to such a practice.(HT Photo)

Gender stereotypes cold-shouldered on 95-yr-old woman’s last journey

By Sudhir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Varanasi, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 12:46 PM IST
In keeping with a 95-year-old woman’s wish to break gender stereotypes, her daughter and three daughters-in-law, along with local women, lent their shoulders to her bier in Bariyasanpur village of Varanasi.
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