Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's travel advisory for foreign tourists clearly hasn't gone down well with the people. He is now being bashed for giving out dress code diktats and his comments have been termed as 'sexist'
Despite the minister immediately justifying his stand and saying that the comments were made out of 'concern' for safety which was in no way telling women what to wear, Twitteratti was in no mood to spare him.
Here are some of the tweets:
Women had greater freedom to wear clothes of their choice in Vedic times than they have in Modi timeshttps://t.co/8nKdRAhXIC— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 29, 2016
Rape of 2 year is also due to wearing skirts? Improve law and order, pl stop telling women what to wear or not wear https://t.co/vXKvdgbL5I— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) August 28, 2016
Culture & Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma advises tourists not to wear skirts.Which means he understands neither culture nor tourism.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 29, 2016
What exactly has Mahesh Sharma said? Scotsmen not allowed?— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) August 29, 2016
Indian Culture Min #MaheshSharma wants India 2 shw intolerance towards othr countries' culture by regulatin wat female foreign tourists wear— Ragini Nayak (@NayakRagini) August 29, 2016
Am thinking we should take saris and the moment we see a girl in a skirt jump at her and tie the sari what say #MaheshSharma— ginnie (@GINNIEMAHAJAN) August 29, 2016
No skirts, roaming alone for safety: Culture Min #MaheshSharma to women touristsWhy not Buy a Cow and roam around with it for more safety?— Samar (@Samar_Anarya) August 29, 2016