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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Aug 08, 2009 AT 00:35 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 08, 2009 00:39 IST

There are several youtube videos of this ritual practiced in Solapur region of Maharashtra in which infants are apparently tossed from a height of 50 feet onto a thin bedsheet held by devotees just above the ground in the belief that it brings them good health and luck. Recent TV coverage forced women and child development minister Krishna Tirath to promise action against such superstition and customs.  National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) says they have issued a notice to the Sholapur district magistrate as well as Maharashtra government.

Links in separate emails from Manish Sharma and Meenakshi Rao.

POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Aug 08, 2009 AT 00:35 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 08, 2009 00:39 IST
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