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Women banned from wearing jeans, T-shirts at Indian college

By Sapa-dpa | Dec 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 6 ]

Female students have been barred from wearing jeans and T-shirts at a college in northern India, sparking an uproar over the "diktat"

Adarsh Women's College in Bhiwani district of Haryana state recently fined four students 100 rupees (about 2 dollars) each for flouting the dress code, the Times of India daily reported.

"Western clothes such as jeans and short tops attract men and a reason why students have to face Eve-teasing," principal Alaka Sharma told reporters. Sexual harassment or taunting is known as Eve-teasing in India.

"Girls have to come in the traditional Indian dress like the salwar kameez," she said.

Students criticized the dress code, according the media and National Commission for Women.

"Such diktats are uncalled for and bizarre. The government must take action against the college administration," National Commission for Women chairwoman Mamata Sharma told broadcaster NDTV.

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Ja - it is the womens fault - by a woman nog al!!! - Women sometimes are the instrument of their own oppression. You find them in the villages, churches, in muslim communities schools etc - upholding cultural values of course.

Dec 11, 2012 7:44 | 0 replies

just leave them to come to college naked I think this will serve them right, whts wrong with these women, whats bad about properly covering yourself, whats wrong with that, why do they want to be half naked in public

Dec 11, 2012 8:9 | 0 replies

@Flemza - Shame on you and all stupid-minded people who equate what women wear to to being abused or taken advantage of.

Why can't you macho, macho men sheath your loins and be responsible?

When you men walk around bare-chested, you don't see us ladies salivating and falling over ourselves to grab a bit of you, no?

Besides these same people asking the students to wear traditional outfits. Not only are they inconvenient, the saris bare women's midriffs which show far more than t-shirts.

Dec 11, 2012 9:20 | 0 replies

@ Flemza and OmoT
Look guys there is something that is called dress code and what is it for. In South Africa you find women dressed like the "ladies of the night" in public. What is that? Is it not public indecency? What about the rights of people who are offended by that kind of dressing? Remember section 36 of the RSA Constitution Act...Limitations of the right.

This whole rumpus requires the legalization of nudity. Will that be OK?

Dec 11, 2012 10:41 | 0 replies

thank God i stay in SA #flaunting my cleavage#

Dec 11, 2012 6:11 | 0 replies

they are mad, was she suppose to where Sarie's ( indian's outfit ) or Muslim's BLACK LONG DRESS with HER FACE COVERED BY A BLACK SCARF???????

Dec 12, 2012 7:16 | 0 replies