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Indian minister calls for Goa beach bikini ban

Published on Jul 2, 2014 2:34 PM
 
The Arambol beach in Goa, India. A minister in India's resort state of Goa has drawn ridicule by saying women in bikinis should be banned from beaches and girls in short dresses should not visit pubs. -- ST FILE

PANAJI (AFP) - A minister in India's resort state of Goa has drawn ridicule by saying women in bikinis should be banned from beaches and girls in short dresses should not visit pubs.

Sudin Dhavalikar, the state's public works department minister, told reporters on Tuesday that bikini wearing "can attract problems like molestations" which police find out about too late to deal with.

"I feel that wearing bikinis should be banned on the beaches," he said.

"We should not allow such types of people to enter public places."

 
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