As part of penance widows remarried

A village in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district where 16 years ago,anĀ  87 year old woman Kuttu Bai was forced to commit Sati by burning to death in the funeral pyre of her husband is still finding it hard to remove the taint of this gruesome incident.

It had attracted a lot of negative publicity at national and international levels and the villagers are trying to perform penance by initiating welfare measures to rehabilitate women who become widows at a young age and also help women deserted by their husbands by getting them remarried. The village has conducted over two dozen remarriages in the past four years.