Mannequins court controversy in Mumbai

Mannequins in lingerie may be banned from Indian shopfronts.

Members of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation are pushing for underwear-clad mannequins to be kept inside stores, according to The New Indian Express, and have passed a resolution to enforce the policy.

The resolution was pushed forward by female members of the civic board, which some believe forced their male associates to acquiesce and back the measure.

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One member of the board stated the mannequins were not used to lure female customers into shops, but to titillate and interest men, rendering them commercially useless. It was also suggested that scantily clad mannequins could stir up desires that lead to sex crimes against women.

Conservative political parties in India have called for similar legislation in the past.

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