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Letters: August 6, 2013
Readers discuss the Gulf News report about the man who was not allowed to travel on the Dubai Metro because he was wearing a dhoti
If the man was not allowed to ride the Metro whilst wearing the dhoti then all the women who are found riding the Metro wearing indecent and skimpy clothes which expose various parts of the body should also be banned from the Metro!
Hafsa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Friends, I am quite amazed reading comments about this topic that has been stretched and blown out of proportion. Due respects to all that has been written and said. While we understand that the dhoti is a traditional Indian attire and is respectful in all aspects we also need to understand that this was a fairly judgemental error on the part of the policeman deputed at the Metro Station. Maybe he felt something was not right at that time to have acted in that manner. Sad for the person and his family though for having to go through such embarrassment. We live in a cosmopolitan society and the UAE is a very progressive nation. So lets not be judgemental and be bias towards any nationality and/or its culture. Let our authorities decide what is right and what is wrong. Live and let live.
K F, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Everyone respect law here but the law never say do not wore Dhoti here.
jayarajan, Dubai, Deira., India
I think being islamic, we do wear ihram during haj/umra acceptable to Allah, moreover july/aug gulf regions mostly hot/ don,t mind alowing Dhotis. When uae allows universal dress code for ladies ike short pants Etc why not allow tradtional dress allowed n public places. I would like To personally thank the security persons for high lighting this dhoti Issue as it advertise in directly the countries law. I love dubai ruler very much for his simplicity and The founder of uae. When allowed western dress code universally why not Dhotis. My humble request to dubai authorities to help to Safeguard others interests
DHABIR, JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia
Dubai authorities are the one to decide what to wear in public areas not that i will decide that my traditional dress is liked by my country men now all countries has to follow it. dhoti or lungi whatever may be my best dress but same time may be other people dont like it at all. leave your tradition back home and work when you go back you can be traditional again in your own house. RTA will not stop you. thanks there is nothing to take it seriously.
faisal, dubai, United Arab Emirates
well, off late we all do make a hue and cry of instances whether significant or not. Just pass this off as a judgmental error from the part of the Policeman. Thank god the affected Dhoti clad gentleman was not PC Chidambaram - Union Minister of Finance- India who most of the times is dressed in Dhoti- :) So yes, in this holy month of Ramadan, let's forgive and forget this incident. Am sure RTA and Dubai Govt will look into this and come out with corrective measures as always!!
Kumar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What about women wearing revealing clothes and travelling by the metro. They should be stopped first.
shazia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
So what about the dress code for women? That should also be decent.
A READER, ABUDHABI, India
I remain astonished with the move that how one can have problem with Dhoti. RTA should establish a written note and Display it on all entry and exit points that dhoti is not allowed. I appreciate the government should undertake this issue and enforce the law where every body is equally treated under umbrella of law.
Sumit, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Those who posted their comments opposing the old genteleman wearing Dhoti , must know that by wearing dhoti is not insulting/disobeying the laws of the country. As no law in UAE prevent wearing of Dhoti( The respectfull traditional wear in states of India). many ladies wearing skirts and travelling in Metro should be stopped.As acknowledged earlier by official of Dubai, it could be the personal feeling of the policeman and there is no rule.
Kamal, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates
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