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Supreme Court has said that the officers of the Indian AIr Force cannot grow beard.
The case, a plea fr
A British Sikh woman, who suffers from a condition that causes facial hair growth, has been selected for a new portrait se
Actress Chitrangada Singh thinks BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi could try abandoning his beard in favour of
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When it comes to moustaches, Indians are second only to the Mexicans.
This is the finding of an online survey
Rejecting the plea of a Muslim student that he should be permitted to sport a beard in hi
Am really kicking myself that it did not occur to me to check who had decided a moustache case that had provided much mirth in our office.
And to think that it was decided, or at least reported, just a day after the controversial beard case, by the same SC bench with presumably the same Justice Katju acting as the spokesperson.
Totally escaped me. Here it is. At least, the judges are consistent in their rulings:
"If it is your family custom, keep it within the family. But when you have joined an organisation you have to to follow ," a bench of Justices RV Raveendran and Markandeya Katju quipped, dismissing Victor De's petition challenging his termination by the public sector airlines authorities.
...The apex court rejected counsel Sanjiv Sen's argument that Victor De cannot be discriminated against by the national carrier as the operation manuals of the Aircraft Act 1953 permitted the members of the Sikh community to sport beards and moustache.
"For the Sikhs sporting a moustache or beard is an indispensable part of his religion. But not for you," the bench observed.
The bench said that the airline has every right to insist that the flight crew follow certain etiquette and dress code for presenting a smart appearance before the passengers in the aircraft.
According to the apex court, even hostesses are not permitted to leave open their plait lest hair find their way into the food and beverages served to passengers. "There is nothing wrong in such rules otherwise some hair might even fall on the food served to the passengers," the bench said.
The apex court also said sporting a long moustache could intimidate children travelling in the aircraft. "There is also a feeling of children being apprehensive of the person," the apex court said.
See here: A Moustache Can Cost You Your Job
I Background1.1. Is it true that a 'restriction has been imposed on beard and burqa' because of the SC ruling it as a sign of the Taliban?
No such restriction has been imposed or even suggested. There is a controversy because of certain reported remarks of a Supreme Court judge that are not part of any iudgement or ruling. But even those remarks (a)do not imply the above and (b) whatever the judge is reported to have said is not part of any court record and we only have sketchy PTI reports to go on [See here and here] about what the judge said and in what context.
Also See: After The Beard, Came The Moustache...