To fight sex crimes, BMC clears proposal to ban lingerie on mannequins

In a move to prevent "wrong acts" by men and to provide for women safety, the  Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in Mumbai, reported CNN-IBN.

The proposal has been cleared on the grounds that such mannequins will excite men and pose a danger to women.

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Mannequins outside a shop. AFP

The move would allow civic officials to ask shopkeepers to remove a mannequin if they think it is indecently dressed.  The officials will also take strict action against shopkeepers and hawkers who display such mannequins.

The proposal was mooted by BJP corporator from Ghatkopar, Ritu Tawade, on 26 April and passed on 16 May.

Tawde had complained that the mannequins were seen as “sex toys”, provoking sexual crimes against women and the civic body needed to take action against them as part of its women’s safety initiative.

 


Updated Date: May 28, 2013 13:08 PM

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