Many of the city's widows have fled physical and emotional abuse, and fall victim to more in



Many of the city's widows have fled physical and emotional abuse, and fall victim to more in Varanasi.
Rolee Singh says that mistreatment of widows is common in Indian society, especially in rural areas where most of the country's 1 billion people live.
Singh took in a widow whose son beat her so badly that she was paralyzed in one arm. It was punishment for shaming the family by working as a maid, the social worker said.

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