Unmarried women barred from using cellphones in Indian village

Today’s WTF story is from the The Guardian:

An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages that are often punished by death, a local official said today.

The Lank village council decided unmarried boys could use mobile phones, but only under parental supervision, said one council member, Satish Tyagi. Local women’s rights group criticised the measure as backward and unfair.

This is from the state of Uttar Pradesh which is a very backward state.

Another reason why I believe that people are delusional when they say that India is a developing/emerging country.

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