Bhiwani: A women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana has banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. At the Adarsh Women's College, where this diktat has been in place, the principal doesn't see anything wrong with it.
Instead, she says that it's a part of respecting Indian culture as jeans and tops are all western dresses. The principal also believes that western outfits distract students from their studies and invite harassment in the form of unwanted attention.
"We have banned western clothes to groom girls according to Indian culture. Jeans and short tops invite attraction and also distracts the students, so its not allowed. Since, the students are teenagers and can misuse mobile phones, hence we have restricted them," college Principal Alka Sharma said.
The college has also banned the use of mobile phones. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has slammed the diktat and demanded action against the principal.
"Such diktats are uncalled for and bizarre. The government must take action against such institutes," NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma said.