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Bad omen: Jharkhand panchayat ‘bans’ lady from tilling personal land

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Bad omen: Jharkhand panchayat ‘bans’ woman from tilling own land

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RANCHI:  A village panchayat in Jharkhand’s Gumla district has “banned” ploughing by a younger lady in her personal agricultural land and tried to impose a tremendous on her when she used a tractor to until the land.
The incident was reported from Dahu Toli unde Sisai block of the district. The panchayat has warned her that she and her household can be ostracized if she defies the diktat.

Local residents stated ploughing by a girl is a “bad omen that can bring pandemic or drought” within the area. Manju Oraon is pursuing her commencement in Sanskrit. She is acknowledged as a progressive farmer within the area. She has tilled her 10-acre land because the Covid-induced lockdown. She purchased a secondhand tractor lately from her agricultural revenue. She grows greens.

“On Tuesday, I was asked to attend the panchayat where they questioned me about ploughing my land, an activity, they said, is supposed to be meant exclusively for men. They asked me if I was aware of the bad omen,” stated Manju Oraon.

She responded by saying that she was not utilizing oxen however a non-living machine. “But the panchayat members were unconvinced. They ‘ordered’ that I would not plough my land anymore. If I do, then I, along with my family, will be ostracised.” They additionally wished to impose a tremendous. “But I left the place, saying I did not agree with them,” stated Manju. 

The native administration has referred to as a gathering of the village panchayat to resolve the matter. “I would try to convince them against their superstition. I’d also tell them that women have been ploughing their land in several parts of the country by tractors and financially supporting their families,” stated Aditya Chaudhary, officer in control of Sisai police station.

RANCHI:  A village panchayat in Jharkhand’s Gumla district has “banned” ploughing by a younger lady in her personal agricultural land and tried to impose a tremendous on her when she used a tractor to until the land.
The incident was reported from Dahu Toli unde Sisai block of the district. The panchayat has warned her that she and her household can be ostracized if she defies the diktat.

Local residents stated ploughing by a girl is a “bad omen that can bring pandemic or drought” within the area. Manju Oraon is pursuing her commencement in Sanskrit. She is acknowledged as a progressive farmer within the area. She has tilled her 10-acre land because the Covid-induced lockdown. She purchased a secondhand tractor lately from her agricultural revenue. She grows greens.

“On Tuesday, I was asked to attend the panchayat where they questioned me about ploughing my land, an activity, they said, is supposed to be meant exclusively for men. They asked me if I was aware of the bad omen,” stated Manju Oraon.

She responded by saying that she was not utilizing oxen however a non-living machine. “But the panchayat members were unconvinced. They ‘ordered’ that I would not plough my land anymore. If I do, then I, along with my family, will be ostracised.” They additionally wished to impose a tremendous. “But I left the place, saying I did not agree with them,” stated Manju. 

The native administration has referred to as a gathering of the village panchayat to resolve the matter. “I would try to convince them against their superstition. I’d also tell them that women have been ploughing their land in several parts of the country by tractors and financially supporting their families,” stated Aditya Chaudhary, officer in control of Sisai police station.