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Mathura: Panchayat bans girls from wearing jeans

PTI  Mathura, March 26, 2014
First Published: 00:48 IST(26/3/2014) | Last Updated: 00:52 IST(26/3/2014)

A mahapanchayat of Yadav community has barred their girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor.


The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village in Mathura on Sunday, also decided to ban child marriages, use of DJ at weddings, grant of dowry and gambling by members of the community.

"The decision will help control evils of the society," said community leader Udai Singh, who presided over the mahapanchayat.

"It has also been decide that a maximum of only Rs. 21,000 can be given as gift during 'kanyadaan' (a marriage ritual carried out by the girl's parents)," he said.

"It is a good decision. The ban on use of DJ in marriages, child marriage, use of liquor is also welcome," said a saint, Ramesh Baba, while addressing the mahapanchayat.

"Use of liquor has ruined several families. It (the ban) would pave the way to uplift the community," he stated.

The mahapanchayat has decided on a fine of Rs. 11,000 for not following the orders.

The panchayat also decide to give a reward of Rs. 2100 to anybody who will bring to its notice any violation of the orders.

Other leaders who attended the mahapanchayt were Gopal Singh, Ram Swaroop, Jaipal Singh and Raghubir Singh.

The mahapanchayat was attended by members of the Yadav community from 52 villages in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, they claimed.

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