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India: The annual ritual of baby tossing: Imams hurl children 30ft from mosque balcony for ‘good luck’

The Muslim Issue

By Ian Garland

Terrified toddlers scream and sob as they’re shaken by men in robes and tossed from a balcony 30ft above the ground.

It’s not the plot of horror film – but an ages-old annual ritual carried in southern India, meant to bring participating infants good luck, health and prosperity.

Hard-to-watch footage of the ceremony, held each year in the state of Karnataka, has horrified children’s rights groups, who have labeled it ‘barbaric’ and want it banned by the Indian government.

A scene from a baby throwing ceremony in 2009. Toddlers are annually tossed from the roof of a temple to bring them good luck
A scene from a baby throwing ceremony in 2009. Toddlers are annually tossed from the roof of a temple to bring them good luck.

A frightened child is hung over the edge of the temple roof
A frightened child is hung over the edge of the temple roof.

The child is caught safely below by locals brandishing a blanket
The child is caught safely below by locals brandishing a blanket

A scared child sobs after undergoing the ritual
A scared child sobs after undergoing the ritual

The practice is believed to date back centuries and takes place across India…

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