Diktat

  • UP: Panchayat orders swapping of wives after man's wife elopes with another woman's husband August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another bizarre diktat from Uttar Pradesh, a Panchayat has ordered swapping of wives after one of them allegedly eloped with the husband of the other. A married woman had eloped a few days back with another married man of the same village. The husband of the...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • AMU withdraws 'unofficial' dress code diktat for hostel girls July 27, 2013

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday withdrew a decision on the dress code of hostel girls saying it was 'unofficial'. The provost of the girl's hostel, Dr Ghazala Parveen, had earlier issued a list of dos and don'ts for the girl students. The girls were asked to wear proper and...
  • AMU withdraws 'advisory' on hostel girls' dress code July 27, 2013

    Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday morning withdrew its 'advisory' on hostel girls wherein the residents of Abdullah Hall were asked to wear ‘decent looking dresses, both in and outside the campus’. The prestigious university had issued a list of dos and don’ts to the 1300 girls residing in various hostels in the...
  • Is government's moves to force CSR diktat out of line? March 13, 2013

    These days, any conversation on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tends to evoke a very strong response. That's because there is a large section of business leaders who believe that the government's move to force companies of a certain size to spend at least 2 per cent of their profits on...
  • Bihar village bans jeans, T-shirt, mobile phones for girls February 11, 2013

    Patna: After three of its girls went missing, a village in Bihar's Siwan district has barred girls from using mobile phones and wearing jeans and T-shirts, an official said on February 11. The villagers also imposed heavy fines on girls if they violated the diktat. The ban was imposed on February...
  • J&K: FIR against online abusers of girl band February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday filed an FIR against online abusers of the all-girl music band Pragaash, said sources. The police action came after an SMS threat was circulated against the all-girl band. The rock band was forced to disband after a fatwa was issued against them on...
  • Kashmiris back girl band, urge govt to act against diktats February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the fatwa against the first girl rock band of Jammu and Kashmir, many prominent Kashmiris came out in support of the band and condemned the fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti. Lawyer Shabnam Lone and actor Aamir Bashir blamed the Omar Abdullah government for...
  • News 360: Bizarre dress diktats in UP, Haryana cause outrage December 10, 2012

    In major embarrassment for the Akhilesh Yadav government, a district magistrate banned women from wearing black clothes. While in Haryana, a college banned girls from wearing jeans. ...
  • Dress code diktats: NCW seeks probe, UP Muslims cry attack on faith December 10, 2012

    Bijnor: Two regressive and strange diktats have ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. While women students in Bijnor have been barred from wearing black clothing and jeans at a function to be presided by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a college in Bhiwani has made it mandatory for its women...
  • Clothes don't affect a criminal's mind: Bhiwani student on diktat December 10, 2012

    There has been public outrage after a women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. ...
  • Women's college in Bhiwani bans girls from wearing jeans December 10, 2012

    Bhiwani: A women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana has banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. At the Adarsh Women's College, where this diktat has been in place, the principal doesn't see anything wrong with it. Instead, she says that it's a part of respecting Indian...
  • UP: Bijnor DM asks women not to wear black clothes December 10, 2012

    Bijnor: A regressive and strange diktat has ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh. Women students in Bijnor have been barred from wearing black clothing and jeans at a function to be presided by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Reports say women have also been barred from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. This...
  • Can Khap Panchayats be reigned in? July 13, 2012

    A Khap Panchayat in the Baghpat constituency has decided to ban love marriages. ...
  • UP: After 'Taliban' diktat, villagers thrash cops July 13, 2012

    Lucknow: Furious that two of their panchayat members had been arrested, villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region on Friday beat up two policemen investigating the panchayat's 'Taliban' diktat banning women from using cell phones, going to the market or walking unescorted. The policemen, who had arrested two panchayat members, had gone...