Chandigarh

No Move to ban miniskirts at clubs in Chandigarh: Home Secretary

April 24, 2016 03:23 PM
Girls in Mini Skirts new tread in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh administration denied on Wednesday any attempts to ban miniskirts at discothèques in the city, dismissing media reports that triggered outrage on social media.

Chandigarh Administration's policy “Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016” said permission could be denied to discothèque owners to run their business if a Union Territory committee found “exhibition or advertisement of scantily dressed women” and “indecency” or if it was “seditious and likely to excite political discontent”.

“We have not banned miniskirts. No such dress code has been prescribed in the policy framed by the Chandigarh administration recently,” said home secretary of the Union Territory, Anurag Agarwal.

Hundreds of users on Twitter and Facebook ridiculed the administration and charged it with sexism after a national daily reported that women in miniskirts won’t be allowed into discothèques in Chandigarh. But Agarwal said the official policy was misrepresented. 

The newspaper report said the administration in its policy “Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016” said permission could be denied to discothèque owners to run their business if a Union Territory committee found “exhibition or advertisement of scantily dressed women” and “indecency” or if it was “seditious and likely to excite political discontent”. The policy came into effect on April 1.

“The policy draft, however, does not define ‘scantily dressed women’ or ‘indecency’ and also doesn’t elaborate on sedition,” the newspaper article read.

The report sparked furore on Twitter and Facebook.

Babus in Centre ruled Chandigarh will now decide which skirt is fit for city's women when they go to a disco or pub. This is outrageous.

 

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