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Culture minister advises women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in India

Sharma responding to a question on recent theft activities at Taj Mahal, said, the security of the monument would be increased. “Only licensed guides and photographers will now be allowed to entertain tourists at the monument,” said the Tourism Minister

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 29 Aug 2016 6:24 AM GMT

Culture minister advises women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in India
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Agra: Union Culture and Tourism minister, Mahesh Sharma, advised foreign women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in India. The minister said that the instructions would be mentioned in the advisory pamphlet that would be given to women foreign tourists. They should not wear short dresses and skirts during evening for their own safety, he said stating that the Indian culture is different from the western culture.

What else Mahesh Sharma said:

  • “We have not given any specific instructions regarding what they should wear or not wear. We are asking them to take precaution while going out at night,” stated Sharma while addressing media in the Taj City on Sunday.
  • The minister also said that women should also avoid going out alone at nights.
  • Sharma advised women to keep sensitivity of Indian culture in mind while visiting the temple towns of Mathura and Vrindavan.
  • A toll free number was released by the union minister for the foreign as well as local visitors. He said that the number will provide assistance to the tourists in twelve different languages.

Also Read: Temple in Ujjain bans entry of girls wearing jeans and skirts

Taj Mahal’s security would be increased:

  • Sharma responding to a question on recent theft activities at Taj Mahal, said, the security of the monument would be increased.
  • “Only licensed guides and photographers will now be allowed to entertain tourists at the monument,” said the Tourism Minister.
  • Cleanliness inside and near the Taj and other historical monuments would also be closely monitored, said Sharma.
  • Sharma also announced that the Taj city will get a new airport terminal soon.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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