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Fatwa mandates a Rs 1,000 fine if anyone found violating the ban in Adwaita Nagar village.

While some articles reported that a fatwa was issued, the West Bengal Police tweeted it to be fake. There is no clarity over the incident.

While some articles reported that a fatwa was issued, the West Bengal Police tweeted it to be fake. There is no clarity over the incident.The New Indian Express reported that Adwaita Nagar village in West Bengal's Murshidabad district had issued a fatwa on August 9, imposing a ban on listening to music, playing carom, watching television in public places like tea stalls, and purchasing lottery. It further stated that those violating the rules would be fined from ₹500 to ₹7,000, and their punishment comprises doing sit-ups. Azharul Sheikh, the Adwaita Nagar Social Reforms Committee secretary, said that those bans had been imposed to safeguard people from moral and cultural degradation. Posters listing the banned activities and consequences for breaking the rules were put in many parts of the village.

An image of the Fatwa has also been in circulation, but its authenticity cannot be determined.

However, on August 19, the West Bengal Police tweeted that the news was fake and that legal action would be taken.

Also, The Logical Indian, on August 22, reported that the Fatwa had been issued but later on was withdrawn after the concerned authorities looked into the matter.

There is no clarity the incident occurred, and with the fatwa mandating a 1,000 fine for the one who violates, it cannot be verified accurately.

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