Muzaffarnagar, August 9: After the sexist comment of TDP leader M Murli Mohan who advised women to wear dignified clothes, a community Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has banned wearing jeans and carrying mobile phones for women in the state. Taking strong stand against western dresses and mobile phones, the Khap has said that wearing jeans and use of mobile phones has a ‘bad’ effect on girls and these are the reasons of eve-teasing in the state.
According to reports, the Panchayat has banned wearing jeans and using cellphones for unmarried girls. The Khap also claims that eve-teasing is increasing due to ‘objectionable’ dressing.
Apart from it, the Panchayat also asked community people not to have a disc jockey at wedding ceremonies.
The dreaded Khap Panchayats have given these kinds of diktats in past too, and also indulged in honour killing.