Update: Kerala Tips says the news is a hoax and its been mentioned in Mathrubhumi newspaper today (9th March, 2007).

A colleague, whose hometown is Muvattupuzha, reported that policewomen are out on the roads in Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam and Perumbavoor (in Ernakulam district, Kerala state) to find females who wear churidars with a slit on the sides. Whenever they find someone like that, they staple the slits and fine them with Rs. 500. The decision has been reportedly taken by the local police stations of Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam and Perumbavoor. My colleague says that the report came in the local edition of newspapers, but it hasn’t got a wide attention yet.

If this is true, isn’t it such a shameful act from our police force?