City council in India considers banning lingerie-clad mannequins for fear that they encourage sex crimes

Agence France-Presse reports via ABS-CBNNews.com that the city council of Mumbai in India is mulling the passage of an ordinance "to ban lingerie-clad mannequin dummies in shops and markets for fear they could encourage sex crime."

Agence France-Presse reports via ABS-CBNNews.com that the city council of Mumbai in India is mulling the passage of an ordinance "to ban lingerie-clad mannequin dummies in shops and markets for fear they could encourage sex crime."

 

According to the report, the draft directive was suggested by a member of Mumbai’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as a way to prevent the occurrence of sex crimes and crimes against women. Ritu Tawade, the author of the proposal, was quoted as saying on Tuesday that "two-piece clothes (bikinis) have an impact on the incidence of crimes against women in the state. Such a display affects the mindset of men." The draft is just awaiting "final clearance from the civic body’s chief."

 

Tawade's proposal has been slammed by some women's rights activists and jeered by netizens on Twitter.

 

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