The Kshatriya Thakor Community in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones in villages. They have also issued a fine for families whose kids decide to marry outside the community. Thakor community has listed 12 such villages in Banaskantha where phones will be banned in a recent meeting held in Jegol Village.
If they are found using a cell phone their parents will be held responsible for their actions. The Kshatriya Thakor Community has a stronghold over the villages in Gujarat. The decision was passed by 14 adults of the community and it was not opposed by any members of the community and interestingly there were 800 members present at the time.
In the meeting held on Saturday, they also said that women should not marry outside their community. And if they end up marrying the families of those girls will have to pay a fine of rupees ₹ 1.5 lakh and if a boy marries outside his community the family will have to pay ₹2 lakh to the community. This decision was taken in the light of recent events happenings in the villages, a lot of intercaste marriages were reported.
The Congress MLA, Ganiben Thakor was in favour of this decision and found nothing wrong with this decision. She also said that they should spend their time studying, away from technology. The parents of these villages have been asked to not give mobile phones to their daughters who go to college as they waste their time behind it.