Dress Code for Women in Chandigarh Bars to Prevent Seditious Activities

It lays down that all bars and night clubs have to shut down by midnight.

Published: 21st April 2016 03:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2016 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

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CHANDIGARH: The UT administration has unveiled a new policy to regulate how women dress in discotheques and bars in the city as “it is concerned about seditious activities” taking place at these places.

As per the Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016, which came into effect on April 1, the “exhibition or advertisement of scantily dressed women” is considered a “cause of political discontent” and unruly behaviour in bars and discotheques. The policy, however, does not define “scantily dressed women”.

It lays down that all bars and night clubs have to shut down by midnight, unlike earlier when they used to remain open till 2 am. Non-adherence to rules could result in the cancellation of  bar and disco licences.

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