Four-hour-long protest at St Francis College for Women leads to revocation of ‘knee-length kurti only’ dress code
The worrying part of this is the deeper questions its raises in terms of authoritarian practices in the administration of educational institutions, and the derogation of dignity it perpetuates.
The Odisha Government has asked all universities and colleges in the State to prepare an annual action plan to impart self defence training to girl students on their campuses.
As the students said the teachers had their hair cut forcibly and without their consent, the teachers argued that the girls had to have haircuts as they had wounds on their scalps.
The union has decided to launch the training following demands from women students pertaining to their safety.
Banaras Hindu University wardens recall horror of Saturday night: Girl students booted to the ground
The girls began their protests that very night, trying to draw the attention of the administration to the lack of street lights and CCTV cameras on the roads leading to the hostel.