BJP MLA and Agra Mayor demand authorities to ban mobile phones for school going girls

Sohit Mishra
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Agra, Apr 30: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sanjeev Raja along with Aligarh Mayor Shakuntala Bharti stirred up a controversy after demanding a ban on mobile phones for school girls. Demanding the ban, the BJP leaders stated that mobile phones are one of the reasons why “Aligarh girls were going in the wrong direction.”

Speaking at an event in Uday Singh Inter College of Barah Dwari, the BJP leaders said that the school going girls must be prohibited from carrying mobile phones as there is no need of the device. “Why do young schoolgoing girls need mobile phones? It is one of the reasons why girls of Aligarh are going in a wrong direction and meeting wrong people,” Aligarh Mayor Shakuntala Bharti said.

Apart from demanding the prohibition on carrying mobile phones for school girls, BJP MLA Sanjeev Raja advised the parents not to provide mobile phones to their daughters. “What is the need of mobile phones of they have to go to school and then come back home,” the MLA said. Meanwhile, both the leaders supported each other and demanded the school authorities to ban mobile phones for school going girls.

Objection on face covering

Raising objection on girls covering their faces, the BJP leaders said that there is no need for girls to cover their faces while travelling in scooters or walking on the street. “What is the need for girls to cover their faces,” Bharti asked further adding that, “It is the parent’s responsibility to prohibit the girls from covering their faces while travelling.”

Yogi Adityanath had recently stated that his government will ensure that the women in the state feel secured and providing women security is one of the primary objectives of his government. The Yogi government has also formed anti-Romeo squad “to protect the honour of women” and “ensure the safety of college-going girls.”