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No boy will marry girl who comes to mandap in jeans: Satyapal Singh

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Published : Dec 12, 2017, 12:36 am IST
Updated : Dec 12, 2017, 6:36 am IST

The Union minister made these controversial remarks in the context of appropriateness of attire in Indian culture.

Satyapal Singh
 Satyapal Singh

Gorakhpur: Minister of state for human resource development (HRD) and former Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh on Monday made headlines with his statement stating that “no boy will be ready to marry a girl who comes to the mandap (wedding stage) in jeans”.

Mr Singh stirred a controversy while addressing a gathering of students at the concluding ceremony of foundation day of Maharana Pratap Siksha Parishad (MPSP), the academic venture of Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur.

 

“Koi aadmi agar kehne lage ki main jeans pehenke kisi mandir ka mahant ban jaaunga to log pasand karenge kya? Koi pasand nahi karega. Ya koi ladki jeans pehenkar ke shaadi ke bedi pe jaayegi to kitne ladke usse shaadi karna chahenge?,” he said.

(No boy will be ready to marry a girl who comes to the mandap (wedding stage) in jeans. Similarly, no saint will be revered if he gives up his traditional attire and wears jeans.)

The minister, who shared the stage with chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a function in Gorakhpur, also said: “Similarly, no saint will be revered if he gives up his traditional attire and wears jeans.”

The Union minister made these controversial remarks in the context of appropriateness of attire in Indian culture.

 

The minister further hailed the MPSP for preserving the values associated with Hindu culture and rendering services in the field of education and health.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was also present at the programme.

Mr Singh released two books with Adityanath on the occasion. These were: Bhartiya Sanskriti and Gorakshpeeth : Yoga Evam Sant Parampara. Both volumes have articles of the chief minister.

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