A hostel of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) has issued a notice asking women to wear “full covered decent western or Indian dresses” on their house day – an annual event where residents invite guests in the hostel for an hour. The event is planned for April 20.
A IIT-Delhi girls' hostel has asked its residents to wear 'full covered decent western or Indian dresses' on the House day. pic.twitter.com/cEGfBtmebW
— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2017
Signed by the warden, the notice issued at Himadri hostel was shared by the inmates with Pinjra Tod, students fighting against discriminatory rules. “Why do our administrators feel this desperate need to police women wear,” said a member of Pinjra Tod as per a report in HT.
“This is the first time that such a notice has been put up. We have been told verbally in the past to be fully covered but a written notice has been issued for the first time,” said a female student from BTech final year.
However, this is not the first such incidents. A former student said, they were given such instructions all the time though “no one really followed it and no one was punished for not following it”.