Khap leader blames Chowmein for Haryana rapes

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 11:26 hrs

Jind: A leader of the khap panchayat has now blamed chowmein as a reason for the rise in rape cases in Haryana.

"Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts. You also know the impact of chowmein, which is a spicy food, on our body. Hence, our elders also advised to consume light and nutritious food," said Jitender Chhatar, a khap panchayat leader from the Jind region to The Times of India.

Besides Chowmein, the leader has also blamed  lack of culture and obscenity in movies as contributing factors to the rise of rape cases.

Khap leaders had earlier suggested the lowering of the age of marriage could be a remedy to the situation.

The Khap's new theory had the Twitterati in splits...Here are some of the "Chowmein" tweets we spotted:

Anil K Singh ‏@anilkayess
"Khaps" stand invigorates the flaccid Chowmein market.

Deval Nakshiwala ‏@DevNakshi
Who needs viagra when we Indians have chowmein.

genesia alves ‏@genesiaalves
Also who eats chowmein? Really. Isn't that like an 80's thing along with the triple schezwan and "hotdogs" made with mince?

A muse sing ‏@LoKarloFollow
BREAKING: All medical shops to have a Chinese stalls in the corner, to replace the expensive Viagra with chowmein.

uncannybal ‏@uncannybal
All Chinese restaurants hv increased the prices of Chowmein

kanan Khandelwal ‏@kanankhandelwal
Now we know why is china so over populated...OVERDOSE OF CHOWMEIN! :D

Akshay ‏@akshaybk
Its funny how no one sees the Liquor stores near every traffic signal and goes on to blame Chowmein in Haryana.

ND ‏@dnavdha
Blame the victim. Blame alcohol, western culture, drugs, partying & short skirts. Blame chowmein. Don't blame the rapist. #IndiaShining

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