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Indian village bans cell phones for unwed women
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The Lank village council feared young men and women were secretly calling one another to arrange forbidden elopements.

Last month, 34 couples eloped in Muzaffarnagar district, where Lank is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. Among the couples who eloped, eight honor killings have been reported in the last month, police said.

Lank village council, Businessweek 59 Comments [11/30/2010 5:59:52 AM]
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nutbunny

Oh I'm so glad my Grandparents left their respective villages to come to South Africa. The utter awfulness that accompanies superstitious ignorance is too much to bear.

11/30/2010 6:16:54 AM

Mister Spak

Technology - Satans tool for sinning since 10,000 BC.


11/30/2010 6:20:37 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

That's what they got from this??? People are killing family members for falling in love with the wrong person, and their response is to yet further decrease the freedom of women based on the vague notion that one possible use, out of all the other possible uses, of that freedom just might, they imagine, make it easier for women to live their lives without the prior approval of murderous fucking vigilantes?

This whole paranoid, ultra-conservative, ultra-authoritarian mindset creeps me the fuck out. "Oh no, our children are showing strength of character, self-determination and independent thought! We gotta fucking kill them!"

11/30/2010 6:23:51 AM

From the frozen north, Death cometh

I like that Businessweek found the ban on cell phones more important than the lives that has been lost because of these fanatics.

11/30/2010 6:35:27 AM

TGRwulf

*sigh* The only bad thing about this site is that I keep losing my faith in humanity a little more every day.

11/30/2010 7:01:05 AM

Raised By Horses

"Honour killings"? The perpetrators of "honour" killings wouldn't know honour if it hit them in the face. With a rock.

11/30/2010 7:11:02 AM

Canadiest

Right now, within some Islamic communities, a sick, twisted real life version of Romeo and Juliet is being far too regularly played out

11/30/2010 7:12:32 AM

Doubting Thomas

They're just upholding the priciple that marriage should be between one man and one woman arranged by their fathers for business purposes.

11/30/2010 7:13:56 AM

FMG

Oh its Uttar Pradesh. They are like a black hole of development only superseded by Bihar.

Every so often you find "Child killed by Witches" as an actual crime. Its batshit insane and its nearly impossible to do anything about it.

11/30/2010 7:18:37 AM

EMT420

Because only women make booty calls in India.

11/30/2010 7:25:15 AM

Musicalbookworm

Sounds like a good reason to ban cell phones for unwed MEN to me.

11/30/2010 7:48:04 AM

Horsefeathers

"The Lank village council feared young men and women were secretly calling one another to arrange forbidden elopements."

Don't you people have something else to be doing rather than trying to play Morality Police? You know, like running the fucking village?

"Last month, 34 couples eloped in Muzaffarnagar district, where Lank is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. Among the couples who eloped, eight honor killings have been reported in the last month, police said."

And you guys did your job and rounded up all of those responsible on charges of murder, right? [i]Right[/]? And don't give me that, "it's tradition!" bullshit as an excuse, either.

11/30/2010 8:04:36 AM

WMDKitty

Fucking ridiculous.

11/30/2010 8:08:12 AM

SpukiKitty

The Supreme DeviMata Shakti should just manifest & backhand them to Hell!

11/30/2010 8:09:16 AM



This sounds like a reaction to the "honour killings". They probably don't want people to die, so they instituted this law.

There must have been better ways, though.

11/30/2010 8:28:12 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Clearly the problem is cell phones.

11/30/2010 9:11:51 AM

JSS

Ultra religious societies do turn out to be wonderful utopias don't they?

11/30/2010 9:25:26 AM

Canadia

They're barbaric idiots, not much else to say.

11/30/2010 9:28:43 AM

PAnz

Sounds like religion is the problem, not the phones. Anyone that gets so upset about who their kids go do things with to actually kill them is pretty fucked up

11/30/2010 9:33:16 AM

breakerslion

... because it's hard to put your finger on the problem when your head is up your ass.

11/30/2010 9:33:44 AM

GigaGuess

As usual, the poor, innocent, seduced men are blameless in all this...

11/30/2010 9:43:47 AM

dionysus

Religion: what's the harm?

11/30/2010 10:26:44 AM



The crime here is not that they're male, the crime is that they are using religion as an excuse to be murderous psychopaths. Their gender has nothing to do with it.

11/30/2010 10:48:24 AM

Sisyphus

Way to keep up with the 21st century Lank!

(And who wants to be it's only the women who are killed in these dishonour killings?)

11/30/2010 10:50:49 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Boy, are some people sexually repressed!

Please tell me that the police actually did something about these honor killings. Otherwise, my faith in humanity will fall way past zero and wrap around negative infinity.

This just proves that as long as there is religion in the world, there can be no peace on Earth. Please do not misinterpret me as saying that non-fundamentalist members of religions are part of the problem or are impeding world peace or anything, because they are not, and we do not want to alienate them, but simply that for as long as there are holy books and doctrines considered inviolate and unquestionable, there exist some people (who would not be diagnosed with psychopathy, by the way) who will throw their morals out the window to perpetuate the evils done in said books and doctrines. That is simply the way things are.

11/30/2010 10:58:02 AM
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