The appaling rule was apparently introduced by the village elders, with a prize of Rs 1,000 for all those who report about women neglecting the rule.
Women in Tokalapalli village, Andhra Pradesh are fined Rs 2,000 for wearing nightdress in daylight Photo: Twitter@ani_digital
In today’s dose of bizarre news for you, women in Tokalapalli village in Andhra Pradesh are apparently fined Rs 2,000 if they wear nightgowns during the daytime.
In the village, which is situated in the West Godavri district of the state, women are apparently not allowed to wear nightgowns and if they are found violating the rule, then they are imposed with the fine.
According to ANI, the appaling rule was apparently introduced by the village elders. In fact, with the fine imposition, the elders of the village also introduced a prize of Rs 1,000 for all those who report about women neglecting the rule.
Reportedly, the fine collected will be used for the development of the village, which comprises of 11,000 families and has a population of 36,000 people.
Shockingly when the village Tehsildar and police sub-inspector visited the area to analyse the situation, none of the women came out to oppose the decision.
In fact, some said even claimed that no fine was imposed against women and that the decision to not wear a nightgown during the daytime was a collective decision made by all women in the village.
They even ridiculed the news saying it was a rumour and claimed that they are happy to follow rules created by all the women.