A village panchayat in Mathura’s Madora village has imposed a ban on girls using mobile phones outside their house. According to the Times of India, the former pradhan of the village, Mohd. Gaffar said that any girl who was found to be using mobile phones outside the house would be violating the diktat issued by them and would be liable to pay a fine of Rs 2,100. Speaking to reporters, he said that they were not stopping anyone from using their mobile phones, they could do so from within the boundaries of their homes, but not outside. Gaffar was of the opinion that that use of mobile phones by girls encouraged elopement. Madora, which happens to be Muslim-dominated village is also reported to have imposed a penalty of Rs 2.5 lakh on anyone found guilty of indulging in cow slaughter.
This decision was announced by the village panchayat on Tuesday by Gaffar, who told reporters that the Muslim community of the village supported Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the government’s campaign against cow slaughter. Gaffar told ToI, that the Muslim community also respected the cow and would not allow its killing. He said that the people who would provide information about the slaughter of cows would be given a reward of Rs 51,000.
Gaffar added that the Muslims respected the cow and had come to the decision of handing the divine killers over to the police. The Muslim community would also socially boycott these killers and in the case where a person was unable to pay the fine, the money would be recovered from their property, he added. A villager, Din Mohammad told ToI that they supported Gaffar and did not want a bad name for the village and hence were against the slaughtering of cows.