Charu Khurana: Fair End, Flawed Means

In Charu Khurana v. Union of India, 2014 SCC Online SC 900, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Dipak Misra and U.U. Lalit, JJ held that the bye-laws of Cine Costume Make-up Artists and Hair Dressers Association (‘Association’) prohibiting women from practising as make-up artists and requiring residency for over 5 years in Maharashtra violate fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution as well as statutory provisions. The Court directed the bye-laws to be quashed, and the police administration to prevent any harassment of female artists by the Association.