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Men wearing lungis strolling in a Sharjah locality

Sharjah bans South Asian attire lungi in public

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  1. Added 12:04 April 7, 2010

    Are we to believe that the girls cannot wear skirts at all, as ist exactly like a stitched lungi, whether its a full length skirt or a short one. And I beg to differ from M Afzal Baig's view as many people ( men & women) are seen wearing shorts which reveal much more than the half folded lungi

    Shashant, Bombay, India

  2. Added 12:01 April 7, 2010

    This is A very good move. Should have done long years a go. any way never to late. hats off to sharjah.Govt. and Police authorities.

    Jim Kuru, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:59 April 7, 2010

    Lungi is a comfortable dress for wearing. It is closed up to the ankle. Some women wearing mini skirts which reveals their thigh and knee. roaming half nude in the malls and public places. It is also against the islamic law. I agree with Mr. Anonymous & Mr. Talha comments.

    Ala Al Deen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 11:59 April 7, 2010

    I am from South India and welcome the ban on the despicable lungi. It may be a night or home wear but definitely not an outdoor, decent attair.

    Bharath, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 11:56 April 7, 2010

    In simple words there is difference in revealing and odd dress code. The lungi especially worn in residential areas in plenty by so many men walking all over the area, shops, lifts with ladies as well is not accepted by many. May be for people who support wearing the same do not have family here or are used to such a culture.

    bobby, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:55 April 7, 2010

    I don,t think lungi is decent dress.it should be banned in public.I appreciate the deceision of concerned authorities.

    tofiq, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 11:54 April 7, 2010

    Though I am from India, I support Sharjah Police. Why can't people wear a T-shirt and Pant when they are going out? One has to remember always that you are in another country and has to follow and abide what Law of that country says.

    Kiran, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:52 April 7, 2010

    Sharjah Police did it to maintain thier standard in public area and it is good practice but there should be equality with all human beings, in same case do not ignore western people men and women who travel in half pants in public areas.

    Asad Suhail, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 11:47 April 7, 2010

    The lungi is infact a traditional clothing of several southern states in India and even Asia. The police need to sort out what exactly they mean by "indecent" before implementing such laws.

    jgx, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 11:47 April 7, 2010

    The lungi is infact a traditional clothing of several southern states in India and even Asia. The police need to sort out what exactly they mean by "indecent" before implementing such laws.

    jgx, dubai, India

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