The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ban on displaying mannequins clad in lingerie, has amused Delhiites, even as Mumbai celebs fume at this regressive proposal. The BMC feels that men can be aroused by such mannequins, and commit sexual crimes.
“I can’t get over the BMC blaming female mannequin for increase in rape cases in India. Regressive bunch of as***les are making rules,” tweeted actor Arshad Warsi.
“Let this ridiculous blame game on chowmein, English education, mini skirts or mannequins for rape end,” says actor Pooja Bedi.
Meanwhile, Delhi men feel the idea of being aroused by a mannequin is too far-fetched. “What’s wrong with the authorities? We don’t have sick minds,” says Abhay Kakkar, a photographer. “Have they gone crazy? Only psychos get aroused by mannequins not humans. Today its mannequins, then they will ban even cosmetics,” says Aarshin Uniyal, a medical student.
Agrees pychiatrist Deepak Raheja, “Today, when one can access porn on the internet, a ban like this is not required. The laws have to be stricter.”