July 13, 2012
Inida. 'Talibani' panchayat forbids girls from using cell phones
In a Talibani diktat slapping several restrictions on women, a village panchayat in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, India - around 40 km from the national Capital - banned girls from using mobile phones when out on roads and women less than 40 years old from going out shopping. The Daily Mail reports.
The decisions were taken by the panchayat in February this year. It met on Wednesday to ensure strict enforcement of its decisions.
... Mohammed Islamuddin (62), another panchayat member, said: 'We are of the view that our immature daughters and sisters shouldn't carry a mobile phone because it leads to various complications. You know well how mobile phone has been misused to make MMS clips. We want to prevent them from any wrongdoing and protect them from bad elements.'
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