Business Standard

TDP MP asks women to dress in 'dignified manner'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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.

First Published: Thu, August 07 2014. 22:56 IST