Sunday 18 May 2014

Allahabad High court judgment on dress code of girl student

Allahabad High Court: While dismissing a Public Interest Litigation where petitioner had grievance about the dress code for girls being skirt, the Division bench of D.Y. Chandrachud, CJ. and Dilip Gupta J. held that there is nothing wrong or improper about such dress code for girl students and that if at all anything needs to be changed then it should be the mindset of people and not the dress code.[Pradeep Kumar Srivastava v. Ministry of Human Resource Development New Delhi, PIL No. 24899 of 2014, decided on May 2nd, 2014]
Read full judgment here;

Chief Justice's Court
Case :- PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) No. - 24899 of 2014
Petitioner :- Pradeep Kumar Srivastava
Respondent :- Ministry Of Human Resource Development New Delhi & 2 Others

Hon'ble Dr. Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud,Chief Justice
Hon'ble Dilip Gupta,J.
The petitioner, in the petition which has ostensibly been filed in the public interest, seeks a
change in the uniform of the students who are admitted to the third respondent. The petitioner
has a grievance about the dress code for girls being skirts.
We must express our displeasure about the underlying notions which have led to the filing of
the petition. There is absolutely nothing improper about such a dress code for girl students
which would permit the wearing of the skirt if the concerned educational authorities believe
that such a dress code is appropriate. The change, if any, must be brought in the mindset of
those who complain about such a dress code and not by changing the dress code itself. The
petitioner has even filed the photographs of the children of the school sitting with the teachers
in a group photograph. We are of the view that the petition constitutes a thorough abuse of the
process of the Court.
The petition is, accordingly, dismissed. There shall be no order as to costs.
Order Date :- 2.5.2014

(Dilip Gupta, J.) (Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, C.J.)
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