The Indian women who have been protesting outside a mall in India’s capital say they are tired of wearing long garments.
They are demanding an end to the garment movement and more transparency around its history.
The Indian Women’s Association for Human Rights says it is seeking legal recognition for women’s long-sleeved shirts, which are worn by millions of women in India.
The movement was created by an alliance of women who protested for greater rights and gender equality in the 1950s.
The group says that many of the women who wear long shirts say they want to show solidarity with their fellow Indian women and are inspired by the “trend toward shorter skirts, skirts that can be pulled down, and shorts.”
The group has called for the removal of the clothing and a more transparent history of the garment.