Women's Commission Orders Probe Into Report of Womb Removal in Maharashtra

-PTI

Expressing shock over the news report, the MSCW Wednesday issued a notice, in which it directed Beed district collector "to find the truth and act stringently".

Mumbai:
The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has directed Beed district authorities to conduct an inquiry over a news report, which said that women were getting their wombs removed to avoid hindering work and fines due to menstruation.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) had earlier issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Secretary over the news report.

Expressing shock over the news report, the MSCW Wednesday issued a notice, in which it directed Beed district collector “to find the truth and act stringently”.

The news published in an english daily had found that in Beed district of Maharashtra, many women have had hysterectomies as it is the “norm” in villages to remove the uterus after having two to three children since the menstrual periods hinder work and attract fines.

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TheWire.in, 11 April, 2019, https://thewire.in/gender/womens-commission-orders-probe-into-report-of-womb-removal-in-maharashtra

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