A man is has beaten his in-law for giving his baby tribal marks without his consent. Tribal marks, also known as scarification, is a traditional practice in some African cultures where designs are carved into the skin to identify a person as a member of a particular tribe or group.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that he and his wife had explicitly told his in-laws that they did not want their child to have tribal marks.
However, during a visit to his in-laws’ village, the baby was taken without their knowledge and given the marks.
The man is outraged that his in-laws would go against their wishes and subject their child to a painful and potentially harmful practice without their consent.
He also worries about the potential negative effects that the tribal marks could have on his child’s self-esteem and social interactions.
Tribal marks have long been a source of cultural pride for many African tribes.
However, they can also be a source of discrimination and prejudice, as they are often associated with lower social status. In some cases, people with tribal marks may face difficulties finding work or participating in mainstream society.
The man is calling on his in-laws to reverse the tribal marks and is urging other parents to be vigilant and protect their children from being subjected to harmful and unwanted practices. He also encourages communities to consider the potential negative effects of such traditions and to respect the wishes of parents and their children.