21,000 fine on women using mobile phones in public in U.P. village

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Se multaran   mujeres que usan teléfonos móviles en público en la aldea UP

Reseña:

En una aldea en Uttar Pradesh  se ha prohibido a las mujeres usar teléfonos móviles en público,  en un intento de restringir sus contactos con hombres, y planean fuertes multas para quienes infringan la resolución, determinada por  los consejos de aldeas informales conocidos como Khap panchayats. Señalan que estas ordenes están en contra de la constitución y sus derechos. Estos consejos mantienen las tradiciones y culturas donde se establecen. Siendo conocidos como radicales ,y se les crítica por querer actuar como un tribunal con un trato inhumano  y otros castigos al desconocer  sus ordenanzas.

The ruling was issued on Tuesday in Madora, mainly a Muslim hamlet.

A village in Uttar Pradesh has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men, and plans hefty fines for violators, police said on Wednesday.

Village elders ruled that women found using a mobile phone outside their homes would be fined ₹21,000 — a sum it would take several months for rural people to earn.

The ruling was issued on Tuesday in Madora, a mainly Muslim hamlet.

«We have received reports about the Khap ordering the ban on women using mobile phones,» local police chief Arun Kumar Singh told AFP, referring to the informal village councils known as Khap panchayats.

«Such orders are against the Constitution and we will take action,» he added.

The village council believes that mobile phones are helping unmarried women to elope and that a ban will limit their interaction with men.

It also imposed fines on people caught slaughtering cows — illegal in most States — or smuggling liquor.

«We do support their measures against illegal activities but won’t allow them to curb the freedom of women,» Mr. Singh said.

Khap panchayats are mostly run by male village elders. Although illegal, they have considerable influence in rural North India.

They are known for issuing diktats aimed at upholding the socially conservative traditions that have long held sway and resisting modernisation — such as banning women from wearing jeans.

But they have also been blamed for ordering serious crimes, including the so-called «honour killing» of couples who marry outside caste or religion.

Critics accuse them of acting like kangaroo courts and handing down public beatings and other punishments for perceived crimes.

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