Nuwakot widows embrace red clothes to discard social customs

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The widows of Bageshwori area in Nuwakot have started wearing red clothes that they had discarded after death of their spouses.

A total of 184 widows from Suryagadhi Village Council-2 and 3 have started wearing red sari and put tika (a mixed paste of red vermillion and curd), according to Bageshwori Single Women's Chairperson, Deuti Dhakal

These women have been socially excluded following the death of their husband.

The government data shows there are a total of 220 single women in Bageshwori. The ceremony of wearing red attires was organized in coordination with the All Nepal Women's Association Central Committee. RSS

 

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