Taboo against widow remarriage, a societal problem: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on International Widows Day

Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday attended an event on International Widows Day. The event was helmed by The Loomba Foundation an NGO recognised by the United Nation (UN). In his address during the event, VP Naidu said, "Some of the major problems faced by widows include social restriction, widow remarriages and denial of inherent rights. If a man, who becomes a widower, can remarry, what is the problem in a woman getting remarried, after her husband's demise?" Further adding that, "There's no logic whatsoever. I call this a societal problem. There's a need for change of mindset."