TN widow, 77, denied pension for wearing bindi, navyamedia

TN widow, 77, denied pension for wearing bindi

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A 77-year-old woman in Tamil Nadu was denied her deceased husband’s government pension by an officer as he objected to her wearing a bindi in the photos that were submitted with the documents, the woman’s daughter-in-law claimed.

The officer is siad to have asked the woman’s family members to produce photos where the widow wore “sacred ash” on her forehead.

After they submitted the necessary photos, the process was completed.