Women should dress respectfully: Madhya Pradesh minister

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Bhopal, Jul 21: Kailash Vijayvargiya, the Industries Minister in Madhya Pradesh, is of the opinion that girls should be careful about their attire and ensure that it does not "provoke" others.

"When we accept traditions in this country, we will then see its positive effects. I always request women to have a respectful character, respectful attitude, and dress respectfully. If they do so then there will be no problems in society," he said at Indore today.

Referring to the Guwahati molestation case, the minister rued: "Women should dress in such a way that they invoke respect in others. However, unfortunately women are dressing provocatively, which is leading to deviation in society."

Kailash Vijayvargiya stressed that "Women should behave in such a way so that other people treat them with respect. Their fashion, lifestyle and conduct should be in accordance with Indian culture."

A teenaged girl was stripped in public and groped at by around 20 men near a bar in Guwahati on the night of Jul 9. The incident was filmed by cameramen of a local TV channel and the video was later uploaded on YouTube.

Assam police have already picked up 11 of her molesters but the main accused Amar Jyoti Kalita has managed to evade arrest so far.

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