Indian women form a gang and roam their village, punishing men for their bad behaviour

These Indian women were fed up with some men in their village, so they formed a gang to stop gambling, protect their friends from abuse, and topple the patriarchy.

The women are known in these parts as the “Green Gang”.

They’ve made it their collective mission to stamp out domestic violence, alcoholism and gambling, problems they say were endangering their lives.

The Green Gang’s approach is unorthodox.

Together they march through the village confronting men who are troubling their wives or gambling and drinking away their income.

They’ve been known to raid gambling dens, smashing up vessels of bootleg liquor with large sticks.

“We used to talk like this,” she says, draping the head-covering from her sari down over her eyes and mouth.

She whips it off again and grins.

“Now we are 25 women all together. We are united. Our unity makes us strong. This is the reason men now respect us,” Ms Devi said.

Source: Indian women form a gang and roam their village, punishing men for their bad behaviour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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