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The incident comes almost six months after Akshay Tamaychikar, a student from Ambernath, had filed a complaint alleging social boycott at a wedding.(HT file)

Four members of Kanjarbhat community booked under Maharashtra’s Social Boycott Act

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The complainants were part of a group that campaigned against the community’s practice of virginity tests for brides.
More than a year back, Tamaychikar, along with his wife, siblings and cousins, had started a campaign against the practice.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
More than a year back, Tamaychikar, along with his wife, siblings and cousins, had started a campaign against the practice.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Community shuns activist who opposed virginity tests

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:30 AM IST
On Monday night, when the news of her death was announced, one of the leaders from the community in a gathering had warned members from attending the funeral.
The Maharashtra government will soon make forcing a woman to undergo virginity test a punishable offence.(AFP)
The Maharashtra government will soon make forcing a woman to undergo virginity test a punishable offence.(AFP)

‘Virginity test of brides sexual assault’, Maharashtra to make it punishable offence

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Certain communities in the state follow a custom whereby a newly-wed woman has to prove that she was virgin prior to the marriage.
Akshay Tamaychikar filed a complaint with the Thane Police after he was allegedly forced to leave a wedding in December last year fro protesting the practice of ‘virginity tests’ among the Kanjarbhat community to which he belongs.(HT Photo)
Akshay Tamaychikar filed a complaint with the Thane Police after he was allegedly forced to leave a wedding in December last year fro protesting the practice of ‘virginity tests’ among the Kanjarbhat community to which he belongs.(HT Photo)

Kanjarbhat community man alleges social boycott for campaigning against traditional sexist practices

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 02:48 PM IST
The complainant Akshay Tamaychikar said he and his sister-in-law have in the past protested against the practice of ‘virginity tests’ – demanded by the Kanjarbhat community’s jati or caste panchayat.
A delegation of the MANS, an anti-superstition outfit founded by the late Narendra Dabholkar, met Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole and sought action.(File Photo)
A delegation of the MANS, an anti-superstition outfit founded by the late Narendra Dabholkar, met Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole and sought action.(File Photo)

Action sought against Kanjarbhat community members over ‘virginity test’

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:39 AM IST
The Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) Thursday demanded action against some members of the Kanjarbhat community here who were allegedly seen in a video asking a newly-married man the outcome of the bride’s `virginity test’.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

No virginity test or comments on victim’s sex life in rape cases: MHA guidelines for doctors

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Jatinder Kaur Tur
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 09:14 AM IST
According to the guidelines released on July 25 this year, medical practitioners play a dual role in responding to the survivors of sexual assault.
Neelam Gorhe raised the issue of virginity test of brides of the Kanjarbhat community in the Maharashtra assembly.(HT PHOTO)
Neelam Gorhe raised the issue of virginity test of brides of the Kanjarbhat community in the Maharashtra assembly.(HT PHOTO)

Awareness campaigns key to fighting the custom of virginity test, says Neelam Gorhe

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Police have to realise that the law is meant to stop the practice completely, and not just to punish the panch and related people, she adds.
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