Guwahati: Multiple media reports had earlier claimed that the Adani group issued a contract to a company, altering the female employees dress code of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBIA), prohibiting the donning of traditional outfits, like Mekhala Chador and promoting western attires like skirts and suits. The Airport officially announced that the news was fake.
What was the rumour?
The Adani group had taken over the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International, (LGBI) Airport recently and earlier this year.
A false news spread that the group issued a contract to the ‘PRANAM’ company, which set new dress code regulations for the Airport’s female employees.
The false code rules required employees to “wear western dresses like skirts and suits”. Few media reports also involved the rule to “not wear the traditional dress of Assam, Mekhala Chador. Further, employees “cannot wear bangles, mangalsutras and cannot wear sindoor while on duty at LGBI Airport”.
Guwahati International Airport slams rumours
The Guwahati International Airport (GIA), more popularly known as the LGBI Airport apparently witnessed the rumours.
Its authority took to their Twitter handle to confirm that no female employee of the ‘Pranaam’ service at the International Airport was asked to avoid traditional clothing and ornaments.
Their Twitter post slammed all claims and stated that they were “baseless and untrue”. The tweet emerging from the official Guwahati International Airport (GIA) bird-app account read, “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.”
To make it precise, the private media channel is none other than the famous Pratidin Time.