A runaway bride has been awarded $10,000 as a “revolutionary of a different kind” for revolting against the lack of a toilet at her in-laws’ place.
Anita Bai fled her husband on the first night of her wedding after learning the home had no toilet. “By revolting on the issue of non-availability of toilet, this rural woman has created a revolutionary action in India where more than 660 million people still defecate in the open, causing serious diseases,” Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, an environmental sanitation organization. that rewarded her. Bai returned home only after her husband constructed a toilet with a grant.