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Saffron brigade acts as moral policing in MP

bhopal Updated: Jan 15, 2010 02:04 IST

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After Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's directives to remove obscene hoardings from public places and to frame a new policy for it, the saffron brigade took the onus of moral policing on its own and directed the shop owners to remove dummies displaying women's lingeries from the market within five days.

"We have directed the shop owners of Bhopal's posh New Market to remove dummies used for displaying women's lingeries
in an obscene manner within five days, failing which the Sanskriti Bachao Manch workers will forcibly remove them from
the market," Manch's State President Chandra Shekhar Tiwari told PTI on Thursday.

"Yesterday we have removed posters of a leading condom brand from four places in the city and also advised the shop
owners selling lingeries to remove dummies from their establishment," he said.

Tiwari welcomed Chouhan's initiative in this regard and said that soon the local bodies would come out with a new
rules to check obscene hoardings and advertisements.

He said that he would also hold a meeting with the Journalist Associations to pursue them not to publish such
advertisements which sends a wrong message among the people specially youths.

Meanwhile, Chouhan directed the Urban Adminsitration Department to frame a new model act for display of hoardings
and posters under the jurisdiction of civic bodies.

The model act will be prepared soon for the state Cabinet's approval.