Video shows tribal girls forced to dance naked waist up; authorities say clip 10 years old
Gingham check or stripe originates from Malaysia and was imported to Europe and America in the s. The Masai people have worn it for in traditonal dress for its said thousands of years. Its a woven or printed cotton striped or checked with two colours. A truly international fabric the check can be found in women's dress in probably every country in the world.
Tribal women have known brutal displacement, fear, murder and rape at the hands of invaders, for decades. They have seen their lands taken from them, their self-respect annihilated and their futures become uncertain. Yet despite their suffering, the resistance of many tribal women is growing. They call themselves Jharnia , or, protectors of streams.
Two more tribal women have been stripped and forced to parade naked in front of large crowds in the Indian state of West Bengal, police say. The incidents were in the same area - the Birbhum district - where a similar case took place four months ago. Locals say that the women were being punished for "having close relations" with men from other communities. Birbhum police spokesman Humayun Kabir told the BBC that the two women in the latest incidents had filed cases. Superintendent Kabir said that reports about one of them committing suicide could not be confirmed.