" Nepal’s Parliament Wednesday criminalised an ancient Hindu practice that banishes women from the home during menstruation.
Many communities in Nepal view menstruating women as impure and in some remote areas they are forced to sleep in a hut away from home during their periods, a custom known as chhaupadi.
Chhaupadi is linked to Hinduism and considers women untouchable when they menstruate, as well as after childbirth.
They are banished from the home -- barred from touching food, religious icons, cattle and men -- and forced to sleep in basic huts known as chhau goth."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt ... r_bleeding
Where does Hinduism say menstruating women are impure?
All other historical discussion, ancient or modern, falls here.
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