Minister writes to Maharashtra CM on uterus removal by women sugarcane workers

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Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Nitin Raut has highlighted the issue of women sugarcane workers removing uterus for not losing wages and has written Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to intervene in and address the issue.

The women labourers lose wages during their menstrual cycle as they remain absent during the period, and hence they opt for removal of the uterus, he wrote in a letter to CM.

According to Raut, more than 30,000 women labourers from Marathwada region in central Maharashtra have removed their uterus so far.

Raut said women will not take such a step if sugar mills provide them wages for the four days of the menstrual cycle during the six-month-long sugarcane harvesting period.

He has requested CM to look after the issue and address it on a priority basis on humanitarian ground.

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