Nevada (US), March 29 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Iceland for banning striptease shows.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that "it was a step in the right direction for Althingi (Iceland Parliament)".
No votes were reportedly cast against this historic European first bill to ban strip shows. Except Vatican and Andorra, strip clubs reportedly operate across Europe.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that women were not the products to be bought and sold. Businesses should not profit from the nudity of their workers.
Quoting from scriptures Rajan Zed pointed out: Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased. In Hinduism, deity and his wife represent the dual nature of the divine unity, and together epitomize the power of the godhead.
Althingi is believed to have been established at Thingvellir (about 40 km east of Reykjavík) in 930 CE and is fucntioning in Reykjavik since 1845. Currently, its 42.8 percent members are women, including Speaker Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir. Cinematic Iceland is famous for its active volcanoes, hot springs and geysers; whose settlement began in 874 CE. (ANI)