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This Uttar Pradesh Village Will Now Penalise Girls Who Use Mobile Phones On The Road

Girls will have to shell out over ₹21,000 as fine.

03/05/2017 1:51 PM IST | Updated 03/05/2017 1:54 PM IST
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LUCKNOW -- The Panchayat of Mathura's Madora village on Wednesday ordered the imposition of a hefty penalty on anyone who indulges in cow slaughter and also on girls who use mobile phones while walking on the street.

The decision was taken by former village pradhan Mohammed Gaffar, who decided that the Muslim community will support Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his campaign against cow slaughter.

Girls are discouraged to use phone while walking on the roads in order to reduce the rate of crime against girls and cases of elopement.

However, anyone found indulging in cow slaughter or cow theft would have to shell out ₹2 lakh, while those found selling liquor would have to cough up ₹1.11 lakh.

While, the Panchayat members also decided to impose ₹21,000 on girls who will be seen talking on mobile phones while walking on the street, in order to reduce the rate of crime against girls and encourages elopement.

The quantum of punishment apart from the penalty would be decided by the entire Panchayat.

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