Maharashtra activist Sambhaji Bhide in trouble over his “mangoes for sons” remark

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By: PTI | Nashik |
Published: July 14, 2018 12:55:35 pm


“Mangoes are powerful and nutritious. Some women who ate mangoes of my garden have given birth to sons,” Bhide had said, addressing a gathering in Nashik. (File Photo)

Controversial Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide has been found guilty of violating the law with his “mangoes for sons” remarks and will be dragged to court by the Nashik civic body.

An advisory committee of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has found Bhide guilty of violating the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT Act) with his remarks, an official said Saturday. Bhide had last month claimed a number of couples were blessed with sons after eating mangoes from his orchard.

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