Hassan zilla panchayat vice-president Sulochana Ramakrishna has said that girls should dress themselves in such a way that they command respect.

Ms. Sulochana Ramakrishna was speaking after inaugurating International Women's Day programme organised by the district administration and the Department of Women and Child Development in Hassan on Thursday.

“I have seen girls wearing two-piece dresses. Girls should dress themselves in such a way that they command respect”, she said. She recalled that a few weeks back she attended a programme in Gandasi in Arsikere taluk. A girl in a two-piece dress danced in public while youths whistled.

“I felt like throwing a stone at the stage. But I did not. I appeal to all women to ensure that their daughters dress properly”, she said.

The organisers of the programme had invited 17 men of whome only two attended.