“If an old man marries a very young virgin girl and cannot penetrate her, then he calls the young men in his neighbourhood to sleep with you as the others hold your legs apart in the name of making a way for him. The husband is then asked to get inside before the path closes again. The other women in the neighbourhood are asked not to intervene, even if the girl screams, as it is just men making way for one of their own. In most cases the other women have also gone through the same so they do not take the issue seriously. ”

 

FGD participant – female

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