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Old 29th Aug 2016, 20:34
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Indian Tourist Minister

Related no doubt to Sir Les Patterson, the Australian Cultural Attaché. Bound to do wonders for the number of tourists......

Foreign visitors should not wear skirts or short dresses, says India's tourism minister | Asia | News | The Independent

Foreign women travelling to India should not wear dresses or skirts and should not walk alone at night “for their own safety”, India’s tourism minister has said. Speaking to the media in Agra about India’s official safety advice for women, Mahesh Sharma also advised women to take photographs of the number plate of any vehicles they were travelling in.

His remarks have sparked controversy in India, where several high-profile gang rapes and attacks on women in recent years have focused global attention on the problem within the country.

Mr Sharma was speaking on Sunday about a welcome kit for foreign nationals arriving in India, which have been issued since last year and includes the safety guidelines for women.

He said: “In that kit they are given dos and don’ts. These are very small things like, they should not venture out alone at night in small places, or wear skirts, and they should click the photo of the vehicle number plate whenever they travel and send it to friends. For their own safety, women foreign tourists should not wear short dresses and skirts, he said. “Indian culture is different from the western.”.......
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