Aishwarya Tamaichikar
Aishwarya Tamaichikar

Navratri dandiya row: FIR lodged against 8 for socially boycotting woman

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2018 20:12 IST

Pimpri-Chinchwad (Maharashtra) [India], Oct 17, (ANI): An FIR has been registered against eight people for allegedly boycotting a woman from playing Dandiya in Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The victim identified as Aishwarya Tamaichikar alleged that she was stopped from playing Navratri dandiya with society members because she opposed the practice of virginity test.
"I have filed a police complaint after members of my community didn't allow me to participate in Navratri dandiya. I was told that I had brought a bad name to Kanjarbhat community for opposing the virginity test which is common in our community," she said.
Aishwarya's husband Vivek Tamaichikar called the entire incident as 'unconstitutional'.
"We protested against the ritual of virginity test and that is why they have boycotted her from taking part in cultural programmes," he said.
Pimpri-Chinchwad's Deputy Commissioner of Police confirmed that an FIR has been registered and an investigation will be conducted in the matter soon. (ANI)