Posters threatening girls with acid attacks if they ventured out in jeans have emerged in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
The handwritten posters have been put up by Jharkhand Mukti Sangh at several points in the city, including St. Xavier’s College and Albert Ekka roundabout.
“From August 20, jeans have been banned for girls. Any girl will be found wearing jeans and moving without dupatta (long scarf with suits) will be attacked with acid,” the posters stated.
The posters also warn against displacing people for the sake of industrialization.
“Companies involved in land acquisition will be attacked,” it said.
However, police said the posters could be a case of mischief.
“We have heard about this outfit for the first time. This can be a case of mischief. We are trying to trace the people involved,” a police official said.
Source: UCAN India