Chandigarh: The Chandigarh administration has ruled that the discotheques in the city could face terminated licences resulting in shutdown if they entertain ‘scantily dressed women’ or any ‘indecency’.
The decision comes in the wake of an effort to ‘control places of public amusement’. The administration said that the decision has been taken as many find discos a breeding ground for ‘anti-national’ elements.
In its policy ‘Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016,’ which has been ridiculed by many, the administration has left no stone unturned to take full control of the city’s bustling nightlife in the name of growing sedition and indecency.
The new policy also curtails the bar timings from 2 am to 12 midnight.
The policy, drafted by a nodal committee, with the deputy commissioner as the chairman, has faced flak from the city’s restaurateurs and activists.
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.