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    Outrage Online as Indian Woman Schooled for Wearing Shorts in Public

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A video of a man schooling a woman and asking her to stick to the "Indian dress code" in the southern city of Bengaluru has gone viral on social media and netizens have a lot to say.

    In a video posted on Facebook, user Simran Kapoor shared an incident in which her friend was yelled at by a passer-by for wearing shorts in public in the Indian city of Bengaluru when they were riding bikes.

    "The following incident happened around 9 P.M. on October 3 at HSR Layout, Bangalore. A female friend and I were travelling when a fellow 'Indian' stopped our bike and commanded my friend to be an 'Indian' and not to wear the type of clothes she was wearing and repeatedly kept asking her if she is an Indian?"

    The man can be heard saying: "I am requesting please wear proper dress code of India. Follow Indian rules and regulations". Meanwhile, the girl's friend asked him about which Indian rules and regulations he was talking about.

    Once the incident was brought to light, outraged people flooded social media with all sorts of reactions. While some defended the girls...

    ...there were some netizens who saw nothing wrong with what the man was saying.

    This is not the first incident of what has been described as "moral policing" that has come to the fore from Bengaluru. Earlier in February this year, a girl claimed to have been harassed by a female police officer:

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