Madras High Court stays order imposing dress code for temple visitors

The Madras High court today stayed a ban on temple visitors in Tamil Nadu wearing jeans, skirts and shorts till January 18. Justices V Ramasubramanian and N Kirubakaran stayed the order while admitting an appeal filed by the HR&CE department and one G Sarika of Southern Districts Women’s Federation. 

This is the second appeal on the issue. The state government had earlier filed an appeal challenging the single judge’s order on several grounds, including the correctness of compelling temple goers to adhere to a dress code. It had said individual temples were free to prescribe separate dress codes according to their customs.