Bihar Village bans unmarried girls from using Mobiles

Last updated on Dec 4, 2012

Posted on Dec 4, 2012

The Muslim dominated Sundarbari panchayat under Kochadhaman block in Kishanganj district of Bihar has put a strange set of restrictions on women.  Apparently, the villagers aren’t secure with their women using the mobiles.

If an unmarried girl uses mobile, she will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000.  A married lady, on the other hand, has been spared the fine ONLY if she uses the cell phone within the home.  If she is caught using a mobile outside her house, she will be fined Rs 2000 as well.

The village panchayat was unanimous in its decision.

Mohammed Manzoor Alam, a villager who presided over the meeting, said that the decisions had been taken by the committee at a meeting attended by the several panchayat members and other prominent villagers. He said that everybody unanimously supported the decisions taken by the panchayat.
According to villagers, Sundarbari panchayat had recently witnessed a spurt in the cases of love affairs and elopement cases which had become a cause of big concern. It was felt that mobile phones were responsible for that and had become a nuisance in society. They felt that the cellphones were a bad influence on the impressionable, young girls, especially the school and college students.

So, they think that they can stop love birds from falling in love and acting out of their hearts if they keep them away from the cell phones?  Good luck, Einsteins!

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