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Asia: South & Central India faces backlash for clothing guidelines for female tourists

In an effort to curb sexual assaults, India's tourism minister has suggested that female tourists not wear skirts or walk alone at night, advice that gender equality advocates say reflects a culture of 'victim-blaming.'

Adnan Abidi/Reuters/File

Women visiting India should not wear short skirts or walk alone at night, said the country's tourism minister on Sunday, setting off a wave of headlines and criticism from gender equality advocates. 

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