Miniskirts = porn: Indonesian religious affairs minister

Mar 30, 2012, 11:17 IST | Agencies

Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has declared that miniskirts are pornographic and would be banned under the country's tough new anti-porn laws

Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has declared that miniskirts are pornographic and would be banned under the country’s tough new anti-porn laws.

Ali has been appointed to run Indonesia’s new anti-porn task force, announced by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month.

Backward step: Indonesia is preparing to ban mini-skirts under its tough anti-pornography laws ‘because they make men do things’. Representation pic/Thinkstock images

He was quoted as telling reporters in Jakarta yesterday that before deciding what they must ban as pornography, the task force would consult widely to come up with “a set of universal criteria”.

He added that “one [criteria] will be when someone wears a skirt above the knee”.

Once a standard of pornography was established, the task force would apply it nationwide across all ethnicities.

The President announced the anti-pornography task force earlier this month to try to remove it entirely from Indonesia.

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