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'No short skirts in college': Maharashtra's medical institute's rule upsets students

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 March 2019, 10:52 IST
no skirts in Mumbai's college

In an unprecedented notification by a medical college in Maharashtra, the administration has asked the students not to wear short skirts and also sit away from men during any event in the college.

The authorities of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital’s Grant Medical College has come up with the diktat post an event organised during Holi on March 21, students have alleged. And, thereafter, the students have started wearing ankle length clothes and covered their faces in protest of the circular issued by the medical college.

As per students of JJ Medical College, “The instructions were issued by Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale and Warden Shilpa Patil. They said women must not wear short skirts, should sit apart from men at events and return to their hostels before 10 pm.”

Other students of the college said, “We condemn this decision of the college administration. It unnecessarily encroaches on our right to dress the way we want. Why should everyone be punished for the actions unruly students.”

After the allegations by the students, Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale has clarified that “the expectation from female students is that they dress appropriately. This alone was my message to the students. There was some chaos during Holi. If there is any grudge or objection, we will hear the students out.”

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First published: 25 March 2019, 10:52 IST