Mangalsutra removal programme held in Chennai

Published on April 14, 2015 17:10:10 PM
A group of 21 women voluntarily removed their mangalsutras at 6.45 am today in Chennai.

However, the Madras High Court had cancelled permission for the event stating that it hurt religious sentiments.

The Dravidar Kazhagam - an organization which says it is committed to promoting the ideology of rationalist leader Periyar, had planned a twin protest on Tuesday. "A beef banquet" was organised to express its opposition to the ban on beef introduced in Maharashtra.

The group had said that nearly 170 couples would stand in solidarity as wives removed their mangalsutras or "thalis" - a sacred thread worn by married women – stating that it is a symbol of a woman's enslavery.