77-yr-old TN woman shamed, denied pension for wearing pottu after husband's death


The News Minute reports:
In an outrageous and insensitive incident, a 77-year-old woman in Chennai was denied her late husband's pension by a government official, because the man believed that a widow should not wear a pottu. It had hardly been a month since Radha* witnessed her husband's death, and she was still struggling with the grief of having lost her partner of over 40 years. But officials at the settlements wing of the Electrical and Mechanical department, where her deceased husband used to work, insisted that she complete formalities regarding the transfer of his pension immediately.
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