Minor girls in MP paraded naked for ‘rain ritual’

Six minor girls in Madhya Pradesh were striped and made to walk naked as part of the village ritual to get rain. Videos that went viral on social media reportedly showed young girls walking naked with a wooden shaft on their shoulders which had a frog tied to it. Locals believe that the ritual will please the rain god and bring rainfall to the village.

India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a report from the administration of Damoh district, where the village is located. “Action will be taken if we find the girls were forced to walk naked,” Damoh superintendent of police DR Teniwar told the media.