Women Enter Hindu Temple – level 2
In September, a court in India stopped a rule which said that women of menstruating age (10 to 50 years old) could not enter temples. In the Hindu religion, women who menstruate are not clean and they cannot be part of religious rituals.
Some people said that the court attacked the religion when it changed this rule.
After the change of the rule, many women tried to enter one big temple, but protesters blocked them. However, two 40-year old women entered the temple with two police officers who protected them.
In one town, women made a 400-mile wall from their bodies. They protested against discrimination.
Difficult words: court (a house where a judge is), menstruate (this happens each month when blood goes out of a woman’s body if she is not pregnant), religious ritual (a tradition which you do for a religion), enter (go inside), discrimination (when your situation is more difficult because you are a man or a woman).
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