A new gender barrier!

IN Media Watch Briefs | 30/04/2015
A woman journalist from a Marathi television channel was told to get up from the front-row seat she occupied at a function organised by the Swaminarayan Temple in Dadar, Mumbai to felicitate Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis for bringing in a ban on beef in the state. The journalist was told that women are not allowed to occupy the front seat!
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