DCW Issues notice after Miranda House Bars Selfies, Hair Brushing

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NEW DELHI, 28 Jan: The Delhi Commission for Women sent notice to Miranda House for its decision of barring selfies, Hair Brushing for the correspondence course students in college corridors.

As there is no such restriction on such girlie activities on the college’s regular students, and only students pursuing correspondence course have been admonished for “wasting” time by “modelling” in the corridors, “brushing their hair” and “taking selfies”.

The women commission found it “discriminatory practices” for corresponding students and hence ask the college administration to answer why it was not made mandatory to regular students as well.

DCW Chairperson Maliwal asked the principal to submit a point-wise report in a week over the matter.

“Please provide the commission a point-wise reply on the representation within seven days of receipt of this notice, failing which appropriate action shall be initiated as per law,” the DCW chief added.

The students found the restrictive rules “class-biased” and “misogynistic” and approached the DCW on January 24 asking for its intervention.

“The commission has received a representation from students’ organisation Krantikari Yuva Sangathan alleging discriminatory practices adopted by the administration of the Miranda House college,” Maliwal said in the notice.

In their complaint, the students told the DCW that the college earlier put up a notice admonishing the SOL women students for “wasting” time by “modelling” in the corridors, “brushing their hair” and “taking selfies”.

“The notice said that the SOL women students, who are found indulging in such practices, would be thrown out of the college,” the students said in their complaint to Maliwal.

 Wefornews Bureau

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