Tourism minister receives Twitter backlash for ‘no skirts’ advice to female tourists

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  1. pmaitra

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    Tourism minister receives Twitter backlash for ‘no skirts’ advice to female tourists

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    Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/tr...as-sparked-reactions-on-the-internet-3003474/
     
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    So, a state legislative assembly is now allows nudity. This is the outcome of the people who bleat about "Sanskaar." What next? Nudity in the Parliament?

     
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    Lol it's a advise or suggestion. They follow or not it's up to them. All congtards en apptards picking up there guns.

    hilarious to see them as they got plenty of time together (out of power especially congress).
     
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    Skirts are OK to wear, I hope he take his comments back
     
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    He merely said that because of local issues.

    "To add to that, Sharma also advised they should not go out late in the night without at least one person escorting them."

    What does this tell you?? He's advising to be cautious not OPPOSING any cloth. Libtards don't have issues and so picking up some statements and interpreting in their own way.
     
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    Mahesh sharma was reiterating only what was already mentioned in the kit which is given to foreign tourists.

    Both the top news items of that day were ridiculous, looked as if journos are lazy to report real news.

    Ask some female to try get into Vatican wearing in a bikini or sleeveless top, I bet that they will be stopped before entering the religious places.

    Required clothing at Vatican:

    Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed).

    In the quest to be deemed modern and liberal, people are inadvertently tearing apart the Social fabric of our country. And people instigating these things are happily filling their money bags.
     
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    This post might not go down well with some of my ultra-bhakt friends because this is a criticism of BJP leaders. But I must do it, because for me, nation's progress is more important than any political party.

    Ok, coming to the point now:

    BJP leader Mahesh Sharma, in an interview with NDTV, said that foreign tourists who visit Indian temples must abide by the rules of the temples which might require them to avoid wearing skirts.

    As one would have expected, NDTV twisted his statement, and with a generous dosage of masala, reported "BJP leader wants to ban skirts"
    http://thewire.in/62387/mahesh-sharma-bjp/

    Now, although I agree that it is NDTV which should be criticized for this shameless & dirty journalism, I prefer to refrain myself from criticizing NDTV, because it would be like criticizing vultures for scavenging. i.e It is the job of the vultures to scavenge, so, no point blaming it.

    Instead, I criticize & blame the BJP leader because despite knowing that NDTV is a jihadi news network which has a notorious track record of falsely shaming Modi Govt & his ministers, this BJP leader still chose to get cozy with them. Now, the minister is spending all his time trying to give clarification to the media that he was being "misquoted".
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/…/articlesh…/53911661.cms

    I would say that he deserves to be "misquoted". One can be misquoted when he quotes something in the first place. But if one does not quote anything to media, then what can they misquote? This is exactly the formula PM Modi had always been following. That's why you can never see Modi's statements being twisted, because he avoids NDTV altogether, and chooses to spend all his time on good governance. Instead of following his footsteps, if his ministers continue to go the extra mile in luring NDTV (instead of ignoring it), then this is what will happen to them, and they deserve every bit of it.

    I hope this will serve as a lesson to Sharma and all other BJP leaders as well. Stop loving NDTV. They are poisonous snakes growing in your own backyard and you are feeding it despite knowing that it will bite you. And when it bites you, you start crying foul.

    Stop loving NDTV. Avoid them. Stop giving statements to mainstream media in general. Because if you give one statement, it might take only 1 minute for them to twist it to suit their agenda, and you would spend the whole week clarifying it, thereby losing an entire week of your precious time which could otherwise be used for the betterment of the nation.

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    I think it was limited to Aagra and not nation wide.
    USA tourism can not openly say, but your friend or relative will surely advice you to keep less money in pocket (also minimum, not to be with empty pocket) while traveling in certain area.

    I think BJP needs to set up a fake interview where every sentence will be taken negatively, before actually appearing on news channel.
     
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    We are ashamed to have such Tourism minister.

    He should also ban tourist visiting Khujraho, too much temple Nudity is bad for India.

    Porn bhi ban, torrent bhi ban, Skirt bhi now and in all circumstances 61 - 62 bhi Ban ho jayega.


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    Reminds me the plot of old movie Jaani Dushman in the inner Beast of Sanjiv Kumar sexually and violently aroused by seeing any women in Red dress :lol:
     
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    I have heard this "Khajuraho" argument before. How many libtards would love to watch their women being poked by horses and bulls, as illustrated on the walls of khajuraho?


    How many Indian women wear Skirt? Tourists are well advised to wear dresses which blend well with the local customs, particularly while visiting temples.

    Haven't heard any libtard complaining against the dress code within the Vatican walls, forget about short skirts, women aren't allowed to wear sleeveless tops. Why?
     
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    @DingDong
    In the bullock cart era, Khajuraho was limited to few people in india. Even if people knew, it was almost impossible for common people to go there. That was the time when people even hardly visited nearby village.
    And I don't think woman will go to a place where there's no way to be sure of being safe.
     
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    Your reaction is exactly what the MSM is aiming for.

    Except for the fact that there is no such skirt ban, other bans were ordered by Supreme Court because of PIL's.

    In this case of tourism minister like many such incidents before, he has been misquoted and misreported.

    Instead what we should be angry about is absence of good libel laws, so that media can be sued whenever they pull such cheap stunts.
     
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    I would argue against your hypothesis. Take into consideration that there are evidences of groups of people travelling on established trade routes and pilgrimage routes.

    Off topic:
    I happened to find this while was reading about thugs. Yes, there were risks while travelling but also arrangements for security by locals zamindars in the area. I know this for a fact because my ancestors used to protect the travellers from thugs. One of my famous ancestors used to be called "goddali papayya Garu", goddali means axe in Telugu . He used to kill thugs using axe from horseback.
     
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    then foreign women tourist should be provided burqa that should assure their safety ,
    what a stupid bs ,

    but the 'not going out late at night' advice to foreign women tourist is somewhat reasonable because this is not a first world country ,

    the sexually maturity is what indians needs to learn .
     
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    That wasn't my argument. Entire history is full of what you said. I was particularly talking about visiting a place that could be unsafe to a woman. Today - skirt wearing and visiting a place. Both related to woman safety.

    Difference is hardly anybody would care at that time, but today india will be called a country of rape.
     
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    Agreed.

    Rape angle has been introduced by libtards, this argument could also be made Just by saying "respect our sensibilities while visiting our religious places".
     
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    For an inferior little Sanghis, every thing spoken against them is a Libtardy, Apptardy or a congitardy.


    Firstly i want to see such see such illustration where Bulls are "poking" the women.

    Secondly, even if its there, what are you ashamed of, own it as a part of great Indian culture.

    This was construed by Hindus not outsiders.


    This is not decided by protein deprived Sanghi fools. It is us who who decide what to wear.

    Customs change according to time, women remained semi naked just 100 years back, now they wear sari what is wrong if they wear skirt and visit temple. I've already seen this at various places.


    I've seen fat temple priests in just lungi showing their pathetic overweight body. One would die laughing seeing a normal person walking in market.



    Why should I give 2 fuk about Vatican. I am concern about my own country which some lowly sanghis trying to run according to their whims while sitting in Maharashtra and Goa.
     
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    Yes, he can't and he didn't impose a ban.

    It was a advisory in tourism ministry's kit.
     
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    What am I ashamed of? Good question. Please find my answer below:

    Just because your parents have sex in their bedroom and it is perfectly natural and they aren't ashamed of it, would you like them to do it in your bedroomwhile you watch?

    Just because Khajuraho has got those illustrations doesn't mean that those will be adopted and practiced by all religious Hindus at all locations and under all circumstances.

    Don't bring in wrong analogies to prove a point.

    OK I give you a second chance to explain, why did you bring Khajuraho into discussion?
    And what was wrong did you see in me bringing in the Vatican analogy?
     

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