Shiv Sena: BMC must remove illegal lingerie mannequins
In 2013, Shiv Sena corporator Ritu Tawde and others had made national news for demanding the removal of mannequins at lingerie shops in the city
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Law Committee chairman and Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre has asked the BMC administration to remove illegal lingerie mannequins from shops.
According to her if anyone is found at fault, his licence can also be cancelled. The order was passed in the Law Committee meeting held on Monday.
"I have asked the officials to take strict action and if needed their licenses can also be cancelled," said Mhatre while talking to ANI.
Maharashtra: BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) Law committee chairman and Shiv Sena Corporator Sheetal Mhatre has ordered BMC admn to remove illegal lingerie mannequins from shops and if anyone is found at fault, their licenses can also be cancelled.— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
"The proposal has come time and again in the past six years in front of the Law Committee. It seems the BMC has no power to act against those who display illegal mannequins," she said.
She said there are places in the city where mannequin busts are hanging on tree branches with lingerie and there is no need to advertise lingerie as women know from where to buy it.
"There is a proper manner to display it. We have decided to act against those found guilty," she said.
In 2013, Shiv Sena corporator Ritu Tawde and others had made national news for demanding the removal of mannequins at lingerie shops in the city. Then too, the administration had informed them that there is no such provision in the MMC Act.
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies
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