Young girls wearing short skirts in nightclubs a threat to Goan culture, Goa minister wants to ban them

Habit of young girls wearing short dresses everywhere does not fit Goan culture: Sudin Dhavalikar.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Panaji | Published:July 1, 2014 4:24 pm
Goa's Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar wants short skirts banned in nightclubs. Goa’s Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar wants short skirts banned in nightclubs.

Goa’s Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar wants to ban young girls from wearing short skirts to nightclubs of Goa.

“Young girls wearing short skirts in nightclubs are a threat to the Goan culture,” Dhavalikar told reporters on the sidelines of an inauguration function in Panaji late Monday.

“This habit of young girls wearing short dresses everywhere does not fit the Goan culture. What will happen to it if this continues? We should not allow this. It should be stopped,” Dhavalikar said.

Dhavalikar also pointed out a young girl wearing a short skirt standing in the same hotel lobby, expressing disapproval over her clothes, much to the chagrin of her mother, who asked the minister to desist from making such comments.

Dhavalikar’s comment comes on the heels of similar statement by Sri Rama Sene (SRS) chief Pramod Muthalik, who wants to start an SRS unit in Goa ostensibly to stop women from wearing short skirts and the “culture of drugs, sex and nudity” and preserve the “Indian culture”.

Dhavalikar also said he agreed with the arguments made by Muthalik, whose SRS came in light after its members attacked young men and women for drinking alcohol in a Mangalore pub.

“What he (Muthalik) is saying is not all that wrong,” Dhavalikar said.

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    Bharat Raj
    Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 am
    What is it with this so called liberals? Whether men one women, they must dress modestly avoiding skimpy clothes and vulgarity. Drinking and smoking is injurious to health. Why only women dress skimpily? It's fashion if women wear micro minis. The same fashionistas cringe when a man wears a skimpy short exposing partially. What is this double standards?
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      Sudhir
      Jul 1, 2014 at 11:35 am
      Influence of barbarian westernculture.
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        Dawalikar
        Jul 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
        Mr PWD should keep his eyes on roads and pots. Perverted eyes stray unnecessarily.
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          Chex M
          Jul 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm
          No it should not be banned. Com on , why you still wana live in old times. Its the new trending times. Let things flow. People wana live and wear as they like. Stop banning this and that
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            kvks choudary
            Jul 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm
            I think it is not the girls dresses in Goa that the politicians need be concerned about. They should worry more about the off s Gambling, drugs and prosution and the presence of Indian and foreign mafias in Goa.
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              crm from
              Jul 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm
              Absolutely right Girish!
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                crm from
                Jul 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm
                Im an AAP supporter. But this is not saffoniisation. It is morality. Why should girls wear such attire and invite rape & ual aults? The Minister is absolutely right. Hats off to him!
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                  crm from
                  Jul 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm
                  Our country wont develop if women dress like this.
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                    dontrule
                    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm
                    In older days most Indian women would go topless in a Sari and nobody cared or molested them. Due to western and middle eastern influences they all started wearing blouses. Along the way the west became liberal and so did India. Now which dress code are these guys trying to enforce. Will tomorrow these morons start demanding that men should wear only lungi and only they can do lungi dance. Let people live, focus on serving them, dont try to rule them like the congress did.
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                      i-Focus
                      Jul 1, 2014 at 11:46 am
                      Sudin Dhavalikar is a brave indian, one who could speak his heart, speaks responsibly, one who is concerned about the culture and heritage, rarity amongst the cult. Hats off!
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                        Anarchist
                        Jul 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm
                        Why don't you kill yourself first?
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                          Girish
                          Jul 1, 2014 at 11:09 am
                          Saffronisation of goa- here it comes.
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                            gimmy
                            Jul 2, 2014 at 8:05 am
                            agreed
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                              GIRISH CHAWLA
                              Jul 1, 2014 at 11:06 am
                              TO SOME EXTENT HE IS RIGHT.THOSE WHO ARE OK WITH GIRLS WEARING VERY SHORT CLOTHES SHOULD THINK IF THEIR DAUGHTERS DO SIMILAR IN PUBS DANCING ON TABLES,HOW THEY ARE GOING TO REACT.
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                                Jose Fernandes
                                Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
                                time people like you are banned from politics. This is what the secular people were afraid of incase BJP came to power. Fringe elements like you will be using this as licence to ban whatever you think is not suitable as decided by you.
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                                  Mohammed Khader
                                  Jul 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm
                                  Make BUKHA dress code for night clubs
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                                    Kaukab Nadeem
                                    Jul 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm
                                    He is absolutely right. Why are we not bothered about our culture?
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                                      Ramesh
                                      Jul 1, 2014 at 11:31 am
                                      So what is wrong. All MNCs and clubs have stringent dress code and all follow voluntarily. Drinking by male or female is wrong and drinking at a pub is even more dangerous. If every thing is all right please allow online coverage of all pubs and put a large screen TV outside every pub
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                                        Support Modi
                                        Jul 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm
                                        And why should Businessmen or others earn money and invite extortion calls or kidnapping.
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                                          Support Modi
                                          Jul 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm
                                          So let these nightclubs also follow the code voluntarily. If you do not like pub, make sure you or your friends do not visit them. And if you like to see everything inside the pub on a lrage screen, you can go ahead and present a CCTV system plus Large TV to the pub.
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                                            Raj
                                            Jul 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm
                                            Leave girls alone .. Let them wear what they want as long as the dress codes compliant to the law why do you care. Why minister is not worried about the boys? Grow up Mr. Minister
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