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India: Posters Warn Girls Of Acid Attacks If Caught Wearing Jeans

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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.

Location of Jharkhand in India
Location of Jharkhand in India

“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

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One thought on “India: Posters Warn Girls Of Acid Attacks If Caught Wearing Jeans

  • August 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm
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    India is a backward nation of pariahs!Sadly, the men are uncivilized and their leaders old enough to be placed in coffins. Nothing good comes out of India that is swamped with corruption.The Indian men are a pathetic example of a human being. The temple priests walk around half naked and the women cannot wear jeans, the Muslim men can have child brides ( 40 year old marrying 12 year old) but women cant go to school. Shameful country-the rich are rich, the poor are destitude.

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