Middle East News
UAE police give haircuts to 'indecent' youths
Nov 21, 2009, 8:20 GMT
Cairo - Police in the United Arab Emirates cracked down on youngsters at shopping malls who violated so-called 'decency laws,' media reported Saturday.
Scores of youngsters were detained by police in the Ras Al Khaimah emirate for sporting 'unusual hair cuts' and clothing that showed parts of their bodies immodestly, the Gulf News reported.
Some of the teenagers were given haircuts by the police, in an effort to enforce the conservative code of the Gulf country.
Parents were summoned to sign pledges that they would educate their children in a 'decent manner.' The families were reported to have been pleased with the police for helping them discipline the wayward children.