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Fighting for water, WOMAN faces boycot from husband, community in Amarawati over petty issue

Prologue : A woman visits a borewell. She needs some water for her family. An officer arrives on the spot. He objects the woman and asks her not to do so. The woman fights for water. And, the day after...

The 38-year-old Parsanta who has four children, the community held that she had become untouchable as Halde, who belonged to a different community, had touched her during the altercation.

Epilogue : Not only the community, the woman belongs to, even her husband is supporting the community's decision. This incident took place in Mangrul Chavala village, around 50km from Amravati [Maharashtra]. The area has been facing acute shortage of water.