PUNE: People have rejected the refusal of entry on basis of a ‘dress code’. Sakal Times had an online poll on Twitter, ‘Should a dress code be mandated on people to enter a bars, clubs, cafes? Should a person dressed in Indian attire or causal/ informal western attire like shorts and slippers be allowed to enter a club or bar? Tweet your opinions to us! The result was:
43% - yes for dress code
57% - no for dress code
Sakal Times also spoke to youngsters often visiting bars, pubs and cafes while most of them objected against the rule of a ‘dress code’. They stated that such places are known as ‘hangout’ which hosts casual meet and greet of friends and family.
It’s wrong to impose such dress codes for guys alone. If a girl goes there in a short skirt or shorts, would she be stopped? No! It’s not at all reasonable to stop someone from entering a place like a restaurant or a bar just because they are or aren’t dressed in a particular manner.
—Nachiket Sahasrabuddhe, (Bibvewadi)
I don’t think a dress code should be mandated but if a restaurant or pub has a dress code, we as costumers should respect that. There are several pubs in the city that do not have set dress code so you can always head out to those places. While I am all up for freedom of choice, I also believe that rules are in place for a reason and as educated people, we must try to adhere to them.
—Dipti Menon, (Viman Nagar)