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Wickedness: A Teenager Died When She Was Banished To A Hut During Her Period

18-year-old Nepal teenager was ordered to spend the days she was menstruating in a shed-style structure, an outdated Hindu tradition which was outlawed in Nepal more than a decade ago.

The kind of structure used for chhaupadi-style banishings (Picture: AFP/Getty)
Ms. Tulasi Shahi, from Nepal’s western Dailekh district, is reported to have died after being bitten by a poisonous snake while staying in a shed where she was required to sleep during her period, WaterAid said in a statement.

According to Metro, The practice of ‘chhaupadi’ banishes menstruating girls and women to animal sheds for the duration of their period as they are thought to be ‘impure’ or dirty.

Ms. Tulasi Shahi’s cousin Kamala Shahi said: ‘If she was given proper treatment she would have survived. she died because of superstition.’

‘Sadly, this is not an isolated case as every day, girls and women in parts of Nepal are forced to live outside their communities just because they are menstruating,’ Tim Wainwright, Chief Executive at WaterAid UK said in the statement.

Source: Metro.co.uk

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