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Chandigarh to Ban Short Skirts in Discotheques to Fight 'Anti-Nationals'

The administration said that the decision has been taken as the bureaucrats find discos a breeding ground for 'anti-national' elements.


Updated:April 20, 2016, 1:22 PM IST
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If you are planning to walk into a disco in Chandigarh wearing a short skirt, think again. The Chandigarh administration has made provisions to ban short skirts in discos with an aim to "control places of public amusement".

The administration said that the decision has been taken as the bureaucrats find discos a breeding ground for 'anti-national' elements.

According to the new policy "scantily dressed women" or any "indecency" could bring the shutters down at discos. The new policy "controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016" has also curtailed the bar timings by two hours from 2 am to 12 midnight.

The policy draft that came into effect on April 1 has been termed vague and unclear by critics. City based restaurateurs, lawyers and others have opposed the policy drafted by a nodal committee with the deputy commissioner as the chairman.

As per the policy, the permission to discos can be revoked if it is considered (a) To be indecent or of a scurrilous character; (b) To be seditious or likely to excite political discontent (c) Any exhibition or advertisement of scantily dressed women; (d) To contain offensive reference to personalities; (e) To promote hostile feelings between different classes; (f) To be calculated to cause a breach of peace.

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