Uzbek Women Buy Lingerie Under the Counter
An authority from the local government of the Central Asian Republic Uzbekistan issued an order to remove lingerie from shop windows in Tashkent (capital of Uzbekistan).
A local Uzbekgovernment official has apparently ordered the closure of stores displaying and selling lingerie arguing that lingerie offends the view and thinking of the children.
The Kremlin-sponsored web site and television channel Russia Today (rt.com) wrote yesterday:
An Uzbek government official ordered to close all the stores that display and sell lingerie by arguing that it offends view and thinking of the children. So, women from former USSR republic will have to purchase these intimate things under the counter from now.”
According to local media, the conservative official- Otabek Sydykov- was shocked by the sights of underwear on sale while walking through a local market. So that very case made him issue an order that forbids displaying women’s lingerie in shops. The tax man told to Radio Ozodlik (the Uzbek Service of the US-funded Radio Free Europe) :
He didn’t like the underwear displayed on the shelves. After that, he issued a directive about the regulation of the sale of underpants and bras.”
Further the radio interview continues with sarcasm assumptions that the Commission on Spirituality and Education (the one that forbade lingerie displaying in stores) will further regulate the design of underwear, the way it should be warn and by whom it should be purchased.
One of the merchant called this decision “an open violation of consumer rights”. It is still not known whether the authorities will go further and forbid displaying of lingerie everywhere outside the capital of Uzbekistan- Tashkent.
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