Bigotry rules for dhoti clad is “sartorial despotism”: CM Jayalalithaa

On Friday,as per the dress regulation of the TNCA (Tamil Nadu Cricket Association) club denied the entry of Justice D.Hariparanthaman, a sitting judge of the Madras High court along with two senior advocates, R Gandhi and G R Swaminathan, all wearing dhotis. When they arrived for a book release function, disapproved their entrance saying wearing dhoti “violates the club’s dresscode”.On this, Chief Minister Jaylalithaa called it as “sartorial despotism” in the assembly asked for explanation from TNCA. She deprecated the deception of Tamil Culture and tradition and said “These practices were modish, this is calamitous that these acts still surviving despite departing British to their country 67 years ago.”

She notified, and warned Tamil Nadu cricket Association of strict action indulgence of clubs in the Tamil culture and Tradition will result in seclude the permission from the clubs. She added referring to the reports on some sports club that Bill would be presented in this present session of the Assembly for carving out final solution to this problem. For seeking explanations from the club Chief Minister Jayalalitha under Rule 110 made a statement in the Assembly, ordering Registrar of Societies. As it has been inscribed under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.
Greeting the statement of Justice D. Hariparanthaman said it has put an end to the “sartorial apartheid” practised by recreational clubs for decades. “Immense social pressure and the timely intervention of the Tamil Nadu government deserve credit,” He said.

On Monday, after defying of the Tamil Culture and prestigious tradition by the clubs. This discussion ignited, when the several parties called attention motion in the assembly and made a decision to take action precise actions countering to the clubs, which included MCC, Boat Club, Madras Gymkhana Club.
N. Srinivasan the President of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association on this said, “We will accept whatever the government recommends. We have no problem… we will go with whatever the CM advises.” He assertively replied these rules already prevailed and were followed “But when CM has presented her views, we respect that.”

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