Bar Council sends out notice to all law colleges to follow proper dress code

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A day after the dress controversy at the NLSIU campus, Bengaluru, the BCI issued a circular about imposing dress codes.


In a circular which is likely to create a major furore, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked all law colleges to devise dress codes befitting the profession. They have also suggested a dress code of white shirt with white, black or grey trousers, reports Legally India.

The notice to all law colleges came on April 7, just a day after the dress controversy at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) campus, Bengaluru. In the incident, a third-year student was allegedly chastised by a professor for wearing shorts. To protest against moral policing, a section of students turned up in shorts the next day. “In solidarity with the student concerned, and as a mark of protest against the professor, we choose to exercise our right to personal expression and comfort by wearing shorts to the class of the professor concerned,” said a post on Facebook on behalf of the students of third year B.A., LL.B. (Hons). The matter was later said to have been amicably resolved.


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