People from three neighbouring states Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, took a step to sweep away the habit of open sanitation and including more healthy options.. This is the message that has been sent across by residents of 110 villages.
Around 1200 villagers from these three states took part in a panchayat at Tiwara village in Punhana which is a sub-division of Nuh and around 100 kms from Gurgaon. On Thursday panchayat people decided not to marry their daughters into the households which do not have a toilet. They also decide to put a ban on Dj music and alcohol consumption at weddings to check overheads, the burden of which often fall on brides’ families.
most of the participants were from Muslim community, led by around 100 ulemas and maulanas, they decided to this awareness campaign as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission and took a resolution to demolish the evils from society.
Mulana Yahya Karimi, who chaired the panchayat said: “Open defecation is not only an unhygienic habit but also it often leads to the crime against women, Since the have to move out in the dark. So unless Groom have toilet at his house..he won’t get a bride,”
The panchayat also facilitate several other measures like cutting the wedding expenses often borne by the bride’s side.
Also at the wedding venue, if any member of a baraat is found to have consumed alcohol, the Qazi will not perform Nikaah. Dancing to DJ music will also be a strict no at these villages..
He also added all such practices only add expenses to be borne by the bride’s family.
The Panchayat also focused on education. The ulemas have asked people to educate their children, even if that means skipping a meal daily. The panchayat wants community children to have a modern education, But it is not in favour of co-education..