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British female tourist arrested in Maldives for wearing bikini

Tourism is an important source of foreign currency for Maldives. They promote their tourism resorts to western world as a holiday destination where they can spend their holidays in their way. But recently a British young women was arrested by Maldives police for wearing bikini at the beach.
A video footage has become viral on social media where a young British women wearing black bikini is being arrested. Police is trying to cover her with towel. That female tourist is shouting, ‘you are sexually assaulting me.’
As a Muslim majority country, foreigners are requested to respect local traditions there. But tourists are allowed to wear swimwear like bikini in resorts area. That young women was not in resort area.
Later Maldives Police Service Commissioner Mohamed Hameed has apologized after criticism in social media and admitted that the incident was badly handled by his officers.
Unlike many resorts around the world, nudism and topless sunbathing is not allowed even in resort islands of Maldives. Though dress code and other restrictions for foreign tourists are much more relaxed there, that’s why Maldives is a popular tourist destination.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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