'No Toilet means no Prem Katha': UP village not to marry their daughters in villages without toilets

Updated On : 22 Oct , 2017 , 04:34 PM
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Baghpat:

Seeking to uphold the dignity of women, a village panchayat in western Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district has decided not to marry off their daughters to people in villages where there are no toilets.

Talking about the unanimous decision of the panchayat of Bigwada village in the district, around 40 km from Delhi, village head Arvind declared that those going against the decision will be socially ostracised.

He justified the decision by terming open defecation being against the dignity of a woman.

"If someone does not have money for construction of a toilet, they could avail benefits of government schemes for the same," he added. 

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First Published : Sunday, October 22, 2017 04:21 PM

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