The state minister has given 700 brides in india bats to use as a weapon in case there husbands becomes an alcoholic or abusive.
The paddles are the first of 10000 which he plans to dole out to women. On each of the paddles is a message which reads: ‘For beating drunkards’ and ‘Police won’t intervene’.
‘Women say whenever their husbands get drunk they become violent. Their savings are taken away and splurged on liquor.
‘There is no intent to provoke women or instigate them to violence but the bat is to prevent violence.’