Order to Muslim Cops to shave beards in Rajasthan

Nine Muslim Policemen in Alwar were given an order by the head officer to shave their beards to look unbiased while on duty. The order was justified saying, 'policemen should not only act unbiased but also look unbiased'. A provision of the state government allows the HoD (head of the department) to permit policemen to keep beards. Earlier, under the provision, 32 policemen were allowed to sport beards, but the current ordered withdrew the permission of 9 of them, permitting the rest 23. After the news became controversial the next day, the order was withdrawn.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 9 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status
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judgement Reference other information The order was withdrawn.
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Main Information
Date of incident: November 21, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Discrimination in Employment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Police Officers
    State Rajasthan
    District/City Alwar
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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