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Youngsters arrested for violating decency laws

  • By Nasouh Nazzal, Staff Reporter, Gulf News
  • Published: 00:00 November 21, 2009
  • Gulf News

Ras Al Khaimah: The Ras Al Khaimah Police have arrested scores of young people in shopping malls for violating decency laws. The police summoned their parents and made them sign pledges to make their children dress in a decent manner.

Sources said that complaints have been made by families visiting malls regarding the clothes as well as the unusual hair styles of the youth. Authorities organised a campaign in which several youngsters were caught.

Revealing dress

Young people were apparently wearing trousers and shirts showing parts of their bodies thus violating norms of decency.

The sources said that police gave haircuts to some of the youngsters and summoned their parents who were instructed to sign an undertaking to monitor their children and stop them from visiting malls in indecent clothes.

Police also warned some young girls found violating decency laws.

The families said they were pleased with the measures taken by the police. They stressed their happiness over the action taken by the authorities as they were not able to discipline their wards.

The families said that the manner in which the authorities handled the situation has been extremely helpful and that youngsters will be now be forced to dress in a decent manner.

Comments (5)

  1. Added 11:23 November 22, 2009

    Please implement the same rules for Female as well

    Arafat Ali , Dubai , United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 22:29 November 21, 2009

    Dear Sir, We would like to appreciate the efforts of RAK Govt and Police department for taking such a wonderful decision. The indecency has grown up to such a level that not only it becomes difficult visit any malls in UAE. The other effect is that the younger generation is getting misguided by the style leading to cause disturbance in the families where it becomes difficulties for parents to handle the kids who are stepping to their teens. We would like to request the Government and Police department of other emirates also to initiate the same. Friends we are forgetting that we are in such a beautiful country with full freedom and liberty, than why should we abuse this rich pure culture. Lets us all respect the same. With regards

    Shekhar, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 21:39 November 21, 2009

    If so, can u guys tell us what u mean by decent dress ?

    Mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 18:37 November 21, 2009

    welcomed news, it was becoming harder for families to go to the mall together because of some women dressed inappropriately, it should be implemented in dubai as well...good job

    Khalid Esmail , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 12:50 November 21, 2009

    The dress code being violated by the youngsters is a reflection of the carbon copy they have inculcated into their inner mind that they felt such a way of life is something very acceptable and the code for recognition. The society have an important role to play in moulding each and every younger generation.Howmuch fashionable you be will be the exsistence for you in your career and hence life, there many values get ignored.When the parents and society forget about their responsibility to be with the growing buds at their each stage of growth these are the feedback we get.

    Annie R Samuel, Kerala, India

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