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India: Hinduism — making life crappy since 1500 BC!

July 16, 2012
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage -- Ambrose Bierce

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage — Ambrose Bierce

Police are investigating the decision of the village of Asara, in the north-western state of Uttar Pradesh, to ban “love marriages” as opposed to those that have been arranged by parents. Women under 40 have been ordered not to go outside unaccompanied.

In a slew of draconian measures, the village council or “panchayat” also barred women from using mobile phones and insisted they cover their heads in public, in what has been described in local media as the “Talibanisation” of rural India.

A council member, Sattar Ahmed, said “love marriages” were damaging and a “shame on society”.

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