These women were banished from home, forced to sleep in cold because they are menstruating (photos, video)

These women were banished from home, forced to sleep in cold because they are menstruating (photos, video)

- Several women have been exiled from their homes and forced to sleep in huts without walls and endure freezing cold in an extremely bizarre ritual

- In this village, it is a taboo for menstruating women to touch food, cattle or men. Therefore they have to be expelled from home, whether they like it or not

- The villagers here believe that women can bring bad omen when attending their periods, which is why the rituals are performed

- A number of women have since died as a result of the uncouth practice. These chilling photos reveal just how cruel the practice is against young women

It has emerged that in a certain village at the heart of Surkhet District in western Nepal, women who are attending their periods are expelled from their homes and forced to sleep in tiny huts with no walls.

These women were BANISHED from home, forced to sleep in cold because they are menstruating (photos, video)

In a village in western Nepal, women on their periods are banished to a hut without walls and have to bear freezing temperatures

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These women are also not allowed to touch food, cattle or men during these special occasions. It is said that the deadly Hindu ritual is performed in order keep the evil spirits at bay and prevent bad things from happening in the village.

These women were BANISHED from home, forced to sleep in cold because they are menstruating (photos, video)

Nepalese women sit by the fire as they live in a chhaupadi hut during their menstruation period

The Hindus have allegedly been practising these extremely bizarre rituals for centuries and are evidently not about to stop despite criticisms and condemnations from human rights activists who think it’s barbaric and tantamount to gross violation of women’s rights.

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These women were BANISHED from home, forced to sleep in cold because they are menstruating (photos, video)

In the capital Kathmandu, 320 miles from the Surkhet District, three in four homes practice some form of restriction on women on their periods

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