Mahesh Sharma was 'simply concerned' when he advised foreign tourists not to wear skirts

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday said that he was speaking in 'context of religious places' when he advised women tourists not to wear skimpy clothes and skirts and added, "I did not comment on what women should wear or not, was just speaking in context of religious places."

"Also, if I ask women tourists to be a bit careful while moving around at night then what is wrong in it? I am simply concerned," Sharma added.

On Sunday, while addressing a press meet in Agra, the Union culture and tourism minister asked women foreign tourists to not wear skirts and said they should refrain from venturing out alone at night for their own safety, reported The Times of India.

Sharma intended that foreigners visiting the temple towns of Mathura and Vrindavan should keep the sensitivity of Indian culture in mind, the report said.

"The tourists are given a welcome kit which have the dos and don'ts list, wherein they are advised not to wear short skirts. They should also click the image of the car's number plate while travelling and alert their friends if for safety," he added.

Taking a dig at the BJP government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Women had greater freedom to wear clothes of their choice in Vedic times than they have in Modi times."

Then, of course, an interesting series of counter tweets followed:

Updated Date: Aug 29, 2016 16:46 PM

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