Look out below! It’s raining babies… at least in some parts of India. It sounds crazy, but as you’ll see in this these videos, people actually throw babies off of rooftops. This strange but popular baby dropping ritual supposedly makes the babies stronger.
Fly Baby. Fly.
Here’s a video of the strange and controversial Indian baby dropping ritual. Babies are tossed off of rooftops or other tall structures. One of the most popular locations for the ritual is the Baba Umer Dargah, a Muslim shrine near Sholapur. Then bystanders below catch the baby with bedsheets.
Baby Dropping, India: Why Are They Doing This?
In rural areas of India, the infant mortality rate is high. As a result, parents turn to superstitious solutions, like the baby dropping ritual, for help. Health and prosperity are supposedly blessed upon the ritual’s participants.
Is The Baby Dropping Ritual Even Legal?
Would You Throw Your Baby Off A Roof?
What do you think? Would you ever throw your baby off a rooftop? Should this tradition be illegal? Let us know in the comments.
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