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Lawmakers ban unmarried women from using or possessing cellphones because they should use their time for work

By Mason White 3:40 AM February 26, 2016
Woman using cellphone (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Lawmakers in India, have banned unmarried women from using or possessing cellphones because they need to focus on work and education.

A city in Gujarat, ruled that unmarried women can only use cellphones when their parents want to talk with them.

An unmarried woman who will be caught using or possessing a cellphone, will get a fine of $30.

Officials have encouraged residents to snitch on unmarried women using cellphones by announcing an award of $3 in exchange for calling the police on those who violate the new law.

One official said that the law use passed in order to ensure that unmarried women don’t waste their time using the Internet and communicating with others.

Instead, they should focus on work and their education.

Lawmakers compared using a cellphone to alcohol addiction.

Lawmakers also expressed hope that nearby cities will copy the cellphone ban for unmarried women.