It seems bride beating in India is rife and now the Indian government have decided, "Howzat", by issuing newly-wed females cricket bats instead of flowers to carry down the aisle!
Cricket is a holy male sport in India, even more religious than cows, and women's rights groups have demonstrated outside government claiming that women-beaters must be stopped by using their most sacred weapon, a cricket bat!
From now on every bride will be given a cricket bat as a present from the government as a dire warning to the groom that if he dares lay a finger on his newly wedded wife, she has the right to knock him for six, with no boundaries required!
If hot newly-wed Indian husbands demand sex 3 times a day and the women do not not want to play with their tiny penis's, then she also has the right to hit him with the bat on his "middle stump" and claim LBW!
Indian bridegrooms are up in arms about this latest law and are busily purchasing stone hard cricket balls to throw at their brides instead of slapping them! However, female-run cricket clubs are giving newly-wed brides special training in how to whack the balls straight back down the throats of the bowler!
So much for pacifist India, Gandhi would be turning in his whites!