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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