Many colleges in India have dress code ,as they are a symbol of rules and regulations .Moreover they resemble ‘a no’ to all types of dresses which are not a part of education system.
St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad has entrenched a dress code for its students. According to India Today, evidently ,students have been given a notice to wear kurtis below knee length with sleeves. Shorts, sleeveless and other similar dresses are banned in the campus.
As a result, many students were allegedly not allowed to enter classes as their clothes were against the norms. This was in application from August 1. But students were adement to follow the same .They found it backward and orthodox .One of them said:
“At a time when we are talking about women empowerment, such a diktat is against the entire campaign”
Former alumni Zanobia Tumbi quoted that the student representatives were apparently told that ‘a long kurti would get us good marriage proposals’.
She also asserted that students were constantly humiliated for wearing a kurti that ‘was just an inch or less above the knee’. They were told to stand outside, and lost out on classes and tests.
Students are also sticked against this new rule and are adement enough to protest.