Guwahati News Desk: The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport, which is operated by the Adani group, has refuted a report by some major Assamese media houses that it has banned traditional clothes for its female employees. The official Twitter handle of the Guwahati International Airport posted a message on Twitter refuting the allegations.
The statement issued by the airport said, “A private TV channel has alleged that the female staff of ‘Pranaam’ service at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, have been told to avoid traditional clothing and ornaments. This is totally baseless and untrue. Airport staff have been given no such instructions. We greatly admire and revere the culture and traditions of Assam and the Northeast.”
We would like to draw your attention to this fact that the allegation levelled by a private TV channel, against the female team members of Pranaam, is baseless and untrue. #GuwahatiAirport greatly admires the culture and traditions of Assam and the Northeast. pic.twitter.com/DtUtfKt59l
— GUWAHATI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (@GuwahatiAirport) November 11, 2021
The Airport added in the tweet that the allegation levelled by a private TV channel against the female team members of Pranaam is baseless and untrue.
“According to the new rule, the female employees can’t wear Mekhala Chador (the traditional dress of Assam), can’t wear bangles, mangalsutras and can’t even wear sindoor while on duty at LGBI Airport,” the report had claimed. It went on to claim that even married women will not be allowed to wear bindis. The report stated that this is a sheer insult to the Assamese culture and tradition.
However, this has turned out to be fake news as the airport administration has refuted the report and clarified that no such dress code has been issued by Pranam, an Adani group company that runs guest services at airports operated by the Adani group.