Mohamed Nizam, the owner of a shop in Male’ called ”G-Spot” has sued the Economic Development Ministry after it was declined permission to operate as a business because of its name, reported SunFM.
Today the first hearing of the case was conducted in the Civil Court.
SunFM reported that in the court, Nizam said that the name was first approved by the Economic Development Ministry and was also registered in the ministry.
He also said that he had spent a lot of money making the name board of the shop, printing paper bags and tags, all of which were done in the name of ‘G-Spot’.
State Attorney Aishath Seeza argued that the name ‘G-Spot’ was inappropriate to be used as a shop’s name and that it referred to the sexual organs of a male or female, according to SunFM.
She also said that the name was inappropriate for viewing by women and children.
In response to the state attorney, Nazim contested that the ”G-Spot” as Seeza understood it did not exist, submitting articles published in The Times, BBC and CNN to support his argument.
He also said that by’ G-Spot’ he did not mean what the state attorney was referring to.
Judge Maryam Nihayath queried him as to the meaning of G-Spot, to which he replied that G stood for ‘Girls’ and that his shop was a ‘Girls-Spot’ and sold female garments.