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Gujarat Congress MLA wants unmarried girls to stop using mobile phones, supports ban on intercaste marriages

This is not the first time Geniben Thakor has given such a controversial statement.

Gujarat Congress MLA Geniben Thakor has extended her support to the resolution adopted by Thakor community in Banaskantha district which bans unmarried girls from using mobile phones. The resolution also bans inter-caste marriage. She said that such a ban would put a stop to ‘such incidents’.

The Kshatriya Thakor Samaj, in a community meeting on July 14 at Jegol village, decided to “ban” the use of mobile phones by unmarried women and said that if anyone “violates society’s norms”, it would be considered as a crime.

A heavy penalty has been proposed for girls and the parents who break these rules. To avoid legal complications the resolution used creative euphemism for ‘inter-caste marriages’. “Whichever girl ‘puts the community down’, her responsibility will lie with the family and the parents will be liable to pay fines according to the Constitution and such fine will be Rs. 1.5 lakh for the daughters and the penalty sum for the parents of such sons will be Rs. 2 lakh,” the order read.

Congress MLA Geniben Thakor justified the move by saying that such ban on usage of mobile phones by unmarried girls will ‘automatically control the boys’. “Since girls are easily controlled because they stay with their parents, it is right to ban the mobile phones for girls,” she said.
This is not the first time Geniben Thakor has given such a controversial statement. Last year, while addressing a farmers’ gathering, she had said that she was pained by the plight of the farmers and if it were up to her, she would kill them (BJP leaders) and go to jail if it were to come to that.

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