Court orders Hindu temples in Tamil Nadu to turn away out-of-dress-code visitors
- The Madras high court issued an order banning jeans, shorts, skirts, leggings, and short sleeves from the 6,000 Hindu temples in the southern Indian state.
- The court cited a desire to “enhance spiritual ambiance” as the motivation for the ruling.
- The ruling applies to locals as well as foreigners at what are major tourist attractions, with one temple receiving more than 4 million visitors per year.
“Tamil Nadu temples ring in dress code” (The Hindu)
“Hindu temples in southern India enforce western clothing ban” (The Guardian)
(Image Credit: M. Vedhan/The Hindu)