Photo of Lal Singh fixing a woman doctor’s collar goes viral

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The above image of Jammu and Kashmir’s Health Minister Lal Singh Choudhary touching the collar of a woman doctor is circulating widely on social media invoking stark criticism. The picture is said to be taken when Choudhary Lal Singh had gone to a government hospital to reviews the preparedness for the Amarnath pilgrimage which commenced today.

However, Singh in his defense said that the action was not inappropriate. The doctor’s collar was not in place and he proceeded to fix it, said the Minister. An officer present at the moment said the minister moved towards her and said, “Bitiya your collar is not proper” and proceeded to correct it himself and there was no objection even from the female doctor. He added that another doctor present on the occasion fixed her own collar on seeing the minister admonishing the doctor. There were lots of people present at the time, “I don’t think he acted inappropriately,” added the officer.

For the above picture, Singh was lambasted on Twitter for inappropriately touching a woman.