Udaipur: A panchayat in Udaipur district has asked families of the minority community not to allow girls to carry cellphones and prohibit them from dancing at wedding processions in public view.
Anjuman Muslim Panchayat in Salumbur town, 70 kms from Udaipur, issued the diktat at a meeting held a few days ago after cases of intercaste love marriages were reported.
"We have asked the community families to not allow their girls to carry mobile phones outside homes. They can use it in front of their parents but not in schools or colleges so that they do not get involved with boys," Habiburrehman, Secretary of the community panchayat, said on Friday.
"We are also against objectifying women. Hence, we have decided to ban their dance in wedding procession which is taken out in open on roads. However, there is no restriction inside their house and they can dance or sing in a function in the house," he said.
Justifying the decisions, he claimed the restrictions were necessary to maintain a secure environment in the community.