Lungi dress shunned by Bangladesh high street

Upscale hotels and restaurants ban sarong-like clothing for men, considering it a symbol of lower classes.

    The lungi is a traditional form of dress worn by millions of men in some Asian countries.

    In Bangladesh, some circles consider it as a symbol of the lower classes, and some are even calling for it to be banned.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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