A girls college in Hyderabad has ordered students to wear kurtis below knee length with sleeves. Shorts, sleeveless and other similar dresses are banned in the campus. In fact, on Friday, several students were disallowed and stopped at the entrance of St Francis College for Women because their kurti was an inch above their knees.
The students were threatened of suspension if they violated the rule. Under the new rules implemented since August 1, students were not allowed to attend their classes, as their outfits were not per ‘guidelines,’ the circular for which was issued in July.
The bizarre move prompted the students to stage protest against the dictate. The video of the incident since then have been making rounds on social media.
Several video shows security staff tugging at the kurtis of students and asking them what they were wearing. A video shot from behind a gate also showed the security guard holding it open only for one person to pass through, and in another, a woman security guard can be seen scanning a group of girls and deciding who to send in —all of this, because the height of the kurti was not as prescribed.