The Sati practice might have been abolished a century ago but the atrocities against widows have never really stopped. There are still many parts of India that continue to have an inhuman behavior towards the widows. The loss of a loved one might be painful but losing your dignity with it makes life unbearable for these women. White is considered as the colour of mourning in various cultures across India and so widows are not allowed to wear any colour other than white not for days but the rest of their lives once their husband passes away. It signifies them mourning for their remaining life. With this they are also stripped off their jewellery, sindoor or any ornamentation they might have on them. They are made to avoid any sort of vanity for their future life. In some cultures, they also shave off a widow’s head and never allowed to grow her hair back. If this was not enough, they are forbidden to interact with the outside world any longer and made confined to their house or sometimes just their rooms living in isolation for the rest of the lives. They are made to observe a life of abstinence, prohibiting them to remarry or having any relation with another man. At times the widows are also sent away to ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi and are confined to a life of prayer and begging. They are not given any rights in the property of her husband and are shunned from any inheritance. They are made to downsize her diet significantly, sometimes to just one meal a day, or turn vegetarian if she would eat meat when the husband was alive. It is our responsibility to protect the basic human rights of women who have lost their husbands, who have been through a heartbreaking tragedy, and are constantly subjected to the shame and disrespect without having any fault.