Practice of carrying cow dung baskets on head degrades self respect of women: SHRC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has taken a suo-moto cognizance of age old practice in Kashmir of carrying cow-dung to the fields by women folk in baskets on their heads.

The commission has observed that the practice is degrading the self respect of woman in particular and humans in general.

The commission further observed that the practice should not be allowed. Before hearing interested individuals/groups, the commission would like to know the opinion of the government.

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