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  • A man walks past a mannequin displaying lingerie at a mall in Mumbai on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    India's anti-rape plan: Ban mannequins wearing lingerie

    One municipality in India thinks it may have the solution to rising rape statistics in the nation: Don't let the mannequins wear lingerie. And the proposal comes just as another woman — a 30-year-old American tourist — was gang-raped in a resort town Tuesday.

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  • "Such people get provoked by mannequins," said Mumbai City Council member Ritu Tawde, who proposed legislation to make it illegal for stores to dress dummies in skimpy clothing and put them outside their store doors, The Associated Press reported. "After all, a mannequin is a replica of a woman's body. That's why I oppose it, because mannequins do not suit Indian culture."

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