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Hisar village bans DJs in marriages

Surender Sharma , Hindustan Times   Hisar , June 20, 2013
First Published: 23:39 IST(20/6/2013) | Last Updated: 23:41 IST(20/6/2013)

Bollywood flicks like Sheela ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui would not be a part of any kind of festivities and celebrations of a Hisar village as the panchayat has banned DJs from its functions, especially during marriage processions.

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Blaming 'vulgar songs' being played on DJ systems for nuisance in marriages, the panchayat of Kirori village - 25 km from the town, took the decision here on Wednesday.

The panchayat has threatened to slap a fine of Rs. 11, 000 if anybody breaks the panchayat diktat. Violators could also face social boycott in the village.

Samunder Singh, the village sarpanch, said the idea behind the move was to curb the menace of noise pollution being caused by DJ music in functions.

"The kind of songs which are played on DJs are promoting vulgarity and causing decay in our soceity," Singh told Hindustan Times.

The issue was deliberated upon by the village panchayat on Tuesday and ban came into effect on Wednesday. The total population of the village is nearly 5,000.

Sources said the panchayat members had also issued diktat for social boycott of the family which uses DJ systems in the function at their homes hereafter.

Villagers claim that the loud music of DJ adversely affects expecting cattle. Also, if it is played when they are being milked, they get irritated, and do not give milk properly. They claim it affects cattle's health as well.

"There have been instances of miscarriages among the cattle due to loud music which causes financial losses to the farmers," Singh said.

"Villagers say being a large village, there is a function every now and then. Pregnant women get irritated and also loud music affects studies of their wards," Singh added.

Singh said it was an unanimous decision and there was no opposition to it.

Interestingly, Samunder Singh (35) is also a member of youth club in the village and claimed that even youths did not have any opposition to it. "It was a 36 Biradari panchayat (elders from all castes living in village) and should be respected by everyone," he added. 

However, some villagers were also of the view that sometimes drunkards jump the social functions and often create problems. It becomes difficult to attend such functions with families, the sarpanch added.


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