Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nepal court blocks cash incentive for marrying widows | South Asia | Reuters

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    • Nepal's Supreme Court has blocked a government scheme to give cash incentives to men for marrying widows, a court spokesman said on Wednesday.

      The government announced the plan in July last year to pay men the equivalent of $650 for marrying widows, saying it was keen to help widows who face social and cultural barriers in a majority-Hindu society.

      But the scheme triggered angry protests from the widows.


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