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|July 27, 2000||
Varsity rejects demand for dress code for girls
The Baroda University vice-chancellor has turned down a demand for enforcing a dress code for girls on the campus.
The demand was made by a faction of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, whose members roamed around the campus in their undergarments on Wednesday to drive their point home.
They were of the view that the spiralling cases of eve-teasing on the campus were directly related to the way girls dress.
However, another faction of this students union does not agree and argues that a dress code for girl students was unlikely to change the mindset of eve-teasers.
"Girls are free to wear what they like and the university cannot impose a particular dress code," university Vice-chancellor Dr Anil Kane told a group of students on Wednesday.
But the supporters of dress code are not giving up yet. Mayur Patel, who led Wednesday's strip-down protest, said his organisation would continue to press for their demand. "If these girls dress properly, incidents of eve-teasing will stop. Wearing skimpy clothes creates problems," he said.
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