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‘No skirts’ advice to foreign tourists embarrassing: AAP’s Kapil Mishra

Delhi tourism minister said on Monday that Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma is bringing embarrassment to India.

delhi Updated: Aug 29, 2016 16:16 IST
Mallica Joshi
A welcome card is being provided to tourists visiting India and the dos and don’ts on the card advise women not to roam alone at night and not to wear skirts.
A welcome card is being provided to tourists visiting India and the dos and don’ts on the card advise women not to roam alone at night and not to wear skirts.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Delhi tourism minister said on Monday that Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma is bringing embarrassment to India.

Reacting to Sharma’s statement that visiting women tourists should avoid wearing skirts in India, Kapil Mishra said his words will bring shame to India on the global stage and make it a laughing stock.

“Such an advisory not only tarnishes the image of India, but also has a negative and deleterious impact on the tourism sector. This may be a first-of-its-kind instance in the world. The central government is issuing an advisory that will only have a negative effect,” he said.

Mishra said there was no need to issue an ‘overarching’ advisory to cover all tourist spots. The Union minister had also allegedly said that foreign tourists should not stay and roam alone.

“If at all some religious places have their own rules and restrictions, foreign tourists always followed them in letter and spirit. It is confounding as to what was the need to issue an overarching advisory that covers all tourist spots in India,” Mishra said.

Read: Union minister Mahesh Sharma asks foreign tourists in India not to wear skirts