The all-party meeting of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Friday decided to endorse a ban on the display of female mannequins in shops near main roads. They want the mannequins displayed inside the shops.
The proposal for the ban was moved by Shiv Sena leader Ashok Harnawal,who said such mannequins were against the Indian culture. About a month back Shiv Sena had made a similar demand in Mumbai.
In Mumbai,the party has stated that such mannequins,lead to sex crimes. In Pune,the party has asked shops on Laxmi Road to display mannequins inside the shops. A policy for this would be developed soon,the meeting decided today.
Meanwhile,the boycott by civic officials of all committee meetings continued on Friday also and no civic official was present at todays meeting,which hampered functioning of the meeting. Those attending todays meeting also debated whether to take legal opinion on the continuing boycott.
The issue of potholes was also discussed at the meeting with leaders asking for speedy resolution.