Maharashtra: Kitchen Strike for Toilets

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Women of a Maharashtra hamlet give husbands an ultimatum-build toilets or go without food

By Aparna Pallavi *

TOILETS ARE not an issue over which one sees agitations every day. And when it comes to women agitating against husbands, it may well be an unprecedented situation. Yet, the women of Amgaon, a tiny village in Wardha district of Maharashtra, did just that. On June 24, they staged a choolband, or no-cooking protest, forcing their partners to not just start constructing toilets but also giving them a taste of the hard work they put in to feed families.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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