The confusion that took birth after news reports alleging that short skirts have been banned in clubs across Chandigarh has been cleared by the administration itself.
Dismissing media reports and outrage on the social media, home secretary of the Union Territory, Anurag Agarwal, said that no such ban has been imposed on women wearing short skirts.
“We have not banned miniskirts. No such dress code has been prescribed in the policy framed by the Chandigarh administration recently,” said home secretary.
From the moment news was broke on several media platforms, people started slamming the administration on social media. Hundreds of users on Twitter and Facebook ridiculed the administration and charged it with sexism.
This is how the report was slammed on social media:
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.— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) April 20, 2016
Coming soon -Special Patanjali brand skirts for Chandigarh discotheques— CANeha (@Nk3010Neha) April 20, 2016
Approved by Modi Govt pic.twitter.com/RzlgkdgxUh
#Chandigarh Discs now have a dress code, how small is the skirt or how small is our thinking , thats the question ?— Varun Ganeriwala (@Ambaarsaria) April 20, 2016
Not just people, some famous personalities also shared their views on this.
Government approved discotheque collection for Chandigarh: pic.twitter.com/BNQ0RBh1G2— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) April 20, 2016
Discotheque owners in the city recently submitted a representation to the Union Territory adviser, saying they suffered a dip of 40% in business due to the new policy that ordered clubs shut at midnight instead of the earlier closing timings of 1am.