29.8.16

Culture Minister's Advice To Women Tourists - Avoid Wearing Skirts Or Travelling Alone In Agra



In a statement that is bound to generate a controversy, Union tourism minister, Mahesh Sharma, on Sunday advised women tourists visiting the Taj city not to wear skirts and other "short" attire in the evenings and refrain from moving around alone.

Mahesh Sharma
BCCL
Sharma who was responding to questions from media said, "for their safety foreign women tourists should not wear short dresses and skirts." He said this would also be part of an advisory pamphlets for tourists, as Indian culture is different from Western.
Women in Skirt
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He said Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra are temple towns so the sensitivity of Indian culture should be kept in mind by all tourists.
Foreign Tourists
BCCL/representative image
He also advised tourists to click snaps of number plates of taxis and other mode of transports they use in order to keep a record in case of any untoward incident. He said women should also refrain from going out alone during night.
Originally Published In The Times Of India

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