Law to protect Tamil culture soon: Jaya

JayalalithaTamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said an appropriate law would be enacted to prevent clubs from acting against Tamil culture, days after a club here denied entry to a dhoti-clad judge.

She told the state assembly that the law would be passed during this session itself and the licence to those clubs acting against Tamil culture would be revoked.

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) Club July 11 denied entry to Justice D. Hariparanthaman of the Madras High Court and two senior advocates for wearing dhoti. They went to the club on an invitation to attend a book release function.

The chief minister strongly condemned TNCA Club over the incident and said the act of TNCA Club in denying entry to those wearing dhoti was demeaning the Tamil culture and civilisation. “It is a sartorial despotism,” she said.

Jayalalithaa also took a dig at the erstwhile DMK government for not taking action when similar complaints were made and raised in the assembly earlier.

She said a notice would be issued to the TNCA Club on the issue.