Yesterday I experienced - what I thought I never would! I travelled to a town which is a suburb of Bangalore [the most modern city of India]. I was told about the following FATWAS :
A. Boys and girls of undergraduate classes shall not ride on Scooties or Mobikes to
the College Rs.500 is the fine, if caught.
B. Girls shall not wear jeans to the college.
c. Boys and girls shall not TALK to each other. A variable issued by a `liberal'
college is that they shall not talk TOO MUCH! [What does that word mean]?
d. Boys and girls of PUC shall not TALK about sports or participate in sports!
e. They shall not participate in TOURNAMENTS unless it is organized by the college
itself [WHICH THE COLLEGE WILL DAMN WELL TRY NOT TO]!
f. SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES are trying to provide EXTENDED STUDY HOURS, well beyond they
should - so that students cannot have ANY OTHER LIFE other than being students.
Parents are willing to spend extra thousands so that their child will stay in the
school or college from 7am to 6pm.
I am sure these FATWAS couldn't have come TO BE - without the active support of the parents. WE ARE ALL OSAMA BIN LADENS - let us make no bones about it. Those who made these rules - and those who are aware of it but DO NOT DO ANYTHING in the name of IT IS NEEDED.