A debate in the Lok Sabha on crime against women turned into a lesson on virtues of "dignified" dressing Thursday, when a TDP member asked women to dress properly in order to uphold Indian traditions.
During the discussion on rising crimes against women, Telugu Desam Party member Murli Mohan Maganti said: "To uphold the tradition of Indian culture, I would earnestly appeal to all my sisters and girls to dress in a dignified manner."
"I would appeal to brothers to treat every woman as his own family member," he said. "This would be a tribute to mother India."
However, as his comments drew protests from women members, the TDP member retracted his statement.