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U.P. khap leaders ban jeans, mobiles for girls

A panchayat attended by former khap heads in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh issued a Talibani diktat instructing girls not to wear jeans and to avoid using mobile phones.

A declaration asking people in general to not use social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp was also made.

The declaration issued by the Mahapanchayat, organised in the Shoram village of Muzaffarnagar to discuss social reform, will be implemented in 46 villages of the district.

The khap leaders were pretty vocal about what they called the “negative” impact of mobile phones, WhatsApp and jeans on girls.

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