We have not banned miniskirts, no dress code imposed: UT Home Secy

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Chandigarh, Apr 21: After it was reported that skirts and short clothes would be banned in discotheques here, UT Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal on Wednesday said that no such ban was imposed.

Dismissing reports of the ban, Agarwal said that no dress code was prescribed in the Controlling of Places of Public Amusement policy 2016.

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No ban on skirts: UT Home Secy

Agarwal added that the policy has been misinterpreted and that it has created a wrong impression about the city. "We have not banned miniskirts. No such dress code has been prescribed in the policy framed by the Chandigarh administration recently," said Agarwal.

On Wednesday, once the news broke that the Chandigarh administration had decided to ban skirts in discutheques, several users on social media ridiculed the decision and even charged them with sexism.

However, nowhere in the policy has it been clearly mentioned that entry won't be given to women for wearing short skirts or being scantily dressed.

Last year a smiliar issue has come up in Bengaluru, where right wing activists demanded a ban on womens' entry in pubs.

 

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