UP government warns colleges against jeans ban

June 23rd, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Lucknow, June 23(ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday issued a stern notice to all colleges in the state not to impose any ban on jeans for girl students or face punitive actions.

“Action will be taken against any college aided by the Government of UP if anything is done against the law of the land,” said Kamran Rizvi , Education Secretary.

He said the provisions of University Act could be raised to take steps against colleges who impose any kind of dress code on students.

Earlier, Principals of many colleges in Uttar Pradesh had agreed to a proposal to ban students from wearing jeans on campus and work out a dress code for them.

Four colleges, affiliated with Kanpur University, had prohibited their students from wearing jeans. The authorities took the step following several complaints of eve-teasing that were occurring just outside the college gate. (ANI)

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