Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Manipur girls ordered: 'decent' skirts, no mobiles

PTI  Imphal, June 26, 2012
First Published: 17:23 IST(26/6/2012) | Last Updated: 17:47 IST(26/6/2012)

Girls in Manipur have been directed by some student organisations not to wear uniforms above the knee and avoid using mobile phones in schools and colleges.

Advertisement

Six student bodies issued this diktat today that sought to prohibit school and college students from wearing 'indecent dresses'.

They said girl students should wear the Manipuri ankle length dress 'Phanek' and under no condition uniforms above the knee would be tolerated.

The use of mobile phones during school or college hours would also not be allowed.

The student bodies including All Manipur Students Union, Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur and Manipur Students Federation formed a coordination committee to launch the drive, a joint statement said.

Sale of intoxicating substances at academic institutions would also be banned, the statement said.

In 2001, Manipuri rebel group KYKL, fighting for an independent homeland for the predominantly Hindu Metei community, had warned that women of the state who do not wear the traditional sarongs called 'Phaneks' could face a death penalty.


Advertisement
more from India

Bitter harvest: Mehdi case shows enough ground for radical Islam's rise in Bengal

In the communal cauldron of today's Bengal, and of India in general, a young urban Bengali Muslim has no role model, no party, or guideline to follow. The city and the country he/she grew up in is making him/her feel different.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved