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Khap bars girls from wearing jeans

Last Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 17:14

Muzaffarnagar (UP): In yet another instance of moral policing, a self-styled caste council or khap has banned girls from wearing jeans, blaming the attire for incidents of eve teasing and young couples eloping in a village in the district.

The Khap panchayat led by Battisa Khap Council head Baba Suraj in Bhenswal village passed the diktat which claimed that wearing jeans had a "bad effect" on young women and eve-teasing incidents had increased due to their objectionable clothes".
The panchayat also formed a five-member women committee to implement the ban.

Earlier, caste councils or kangaroo courts which have been accused of supporting honour killings had banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls in the district.
On November 14, all Khap panchayats from Shoram village here had assembled to oppose same gotra (sub-caste) marriages and demanded an amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act.


First Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 17:14
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