Cell phone Use by unmarried women banned in India
A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have have banned girls and single women from owning mobile phones, with more villages joining the campaign, said Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district council. “The girls don’t study properly if they have mobile phones, and they can get into all sorts of bad situations,” he said.
This is not the first time Indian villages have taken this step. Villages in eastern Bihar state had imposed a similar ban a few years ago, saying mobile phones were “debasing the social atmosphere” by leading young women to elope. It was imposed by village elders in the villages, saying it’s for the girls’ safety.