Indian minister warns tourists not to wear skirts
"On Aug. 28, the country’s minister for tourism and culture, Mahesh Sharma, detailed a list of dos and don’ts that would be presented to tourists at the airport as part of a welcome kit. Speaking to the media in Agra, the north Indian city that is home to the Taj Mahal, Sharma said: “(The list) has instructions like if they are in small cities, they should not roam around alone at night or wear skirts.”
Sharma’s comments, in response to a question about promoting safety for female tourists, come as India faces a persistent reputation of being unsafe for women, particularly foreign tourists, following frequent incidents of harassment, assault, and even rape across the country."
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