It was somewhere in 2014 the Goan legislature and minister in BJP-led government Sudin Dhavalikar has created controversy saying that ‘girls in short skirts visiting pubs is against the Indian culture and now it is the turn of Chandigarh administration. According to the sources, the Chandigarh government has decided to ban the use of short skirts in discotheques. What is the reason behind this decision and what the government has to say about it? Please read the complete report here.
Chandigarh is one of the most developed cities (Union Territory) in India having known internationally for its architecture and urban design. The people of this city are well educated and advanced compared to the other northern states. The news of the ban on short skirts came out to be a shock for the people of this tiny beautiful place.
According to the sources in Chandigarh administration, the ban on short skirts would stop the crime against the woman in the city since it is the breeding ground for an anti-social element. The babus have come up with a policy called the “Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016”, where they state that “scantily dressed women” or any “indecency” could bring the shutters down at discos.
According to the new policy which is implemented from April 1, the bars in Chandigarh will be shut by midnight instead of early morning 2am. The sources have revealed that the new policy has given the unprecedented powers to the babus over bar owners. The committee consists of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Chairman), Municipal Commissioner (MC), and Chandigarh police SSP, Director of health services and Excise and taxation commissioner as members. They have full power to reject the renewal and permission for the business operation.
The committee has decided that they may refuse permission to bar owners to run in case of “exhibition or advertisement of scantily dressed women” and “indecency” or if it is “seditious and likely to excite political discontent.” However, it did not elaborate on what is the definition of “scantily dressed women” or “indecency” or “seditious” mean.
The bar owner Vipul Dua told the media that, he has been in the business for the last 10 years and “never heard a single instance related to sedition from any of the city bars or restaurants.”