UP: Panchayat bans mobiles for unmarried girls

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Muzaffarnagar, Nov 23: Citing increased incident of love marriage and elopes, a village panchayat in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls.

The all caste and community panchayat of Lank village declared the ban of mobile phones for unmarried women on Monday, Nov 22. Panchayat stated the 'bad effects' of mobile phones as the reason behind the ban.

"The panchayat has imposed a ban on the usage of mobile phones by unmarried girls to prevent them from eloping with young boys against the wishes of their parents," panchayat spokesman Rajender Malick said.

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