India court in moustache notice

India’s Supreme Court has issued a notice to a state-run airline asking it to explain why an air steward was sacked for wearing a big moustache.Victor Joynath De was grounded by Indian – formerly called Indian Airlines- in 2001 for refusing to shave off his handlebar moustache. He had earlier lost a case in a lower court which ruled that the airline was within its rights to sack him. According to Indian rules, all crew members should be clean shaven. A moustache, if worn, should not extend beyond the upper lip, says the rule book. The guidelines do not apply to Sikh employees who are allowed to keep moustaches. “How can somebody be removed from a job because of the size of his moustache?” the Supreme Court bench comprising Justice HK Sema and Justice Markanday Katju asked on Monday. The airline has been given four weeks to respond. Source:; read full article here.

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