Sharjah, Apr 8: Men wearing lungi, a traditional dress of many Asian countries, may land themselves in trouble in Sharjah as the authorities are reportedly forbidding people from wearing it in public places.
According to local media report, few days ago, an Asian man was held by police patrol in Sharjah and interrogated for wearing lungi in public.
He was allowed to go with a strict warning that he should not wear such dress in public places.
The restriction has drawn mixed reaction from the lungi wearers.
"I wear lungi at home. But never outside or during a formal occation in my appartment campus. Lungi is just like a dhoti, the difference is the colour. So I am not able to understand what is problem," Vinod, a Keralite, who is working in Sharjah and is at present in Kerala for summer vacation.
A police officer in a media reports, though avoided calling the dress as indecent, said that as per the Sharjah's decently law implemented 10 years ago, people are expected to abide by the law and wear decent clothes.
He refused to confirmed whether people were banned from wearing lungi in public places .
Lungi is mostly worn by people from India, Pakistan, Myanmar and other South Asian countries.