Monday, October 24, 2005

Attention: Finns visiting India

Next time you go out, check if you're in a
clothes-free zone first. Then dress appropriately.
India has obscenity laws and you're sitting ducks.
Only Sadhus/Fakirs can get away with nudity here.
This could happen to you:

Tourist charged for bathing naked
Indian police have brought charges against a Finnish tourist
for bathing naked in a holy lake in a Hindu pilgrim town,
a police officer said on Monday.

Police said the tourist walked to her hotel in the nude after
taking a dip in the lake in Pushkar in the desert state of
Rajasthan Saturday, angering several local people and priests.

"We have framed charges of indecency against the lady
tourist from Finland under section 294 of the Indian Penal
Code (IPC)," Sugan Singh, a police officer in Pushkar, told Reuters.

Under India's obscenity laws, the tourist can be imprisoned for
three months or pay a fine.
- Yahoo News article via Reuters

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