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Miranda House extends hostel curfew by 30 minutes

The students’ collective ‘Pinjra Tod”, which has been protesting against discriminatory hostel rules for women, rejected the extension on Tuesday and demanded a “complete abolition” of curfew timing.

education Updated: Oct 31, 2018 13:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The student collective Pinjra tod termed the extension of 30 minutes for hostels as a “joke and demanded complete abolition of curfew timing at Miranda House(HT File)

Following students’ protest, Delhi University’s (DU) Miranda House extended the curfew timings by 30 minutes for hostel residents. However, the students’ collective ‘Pinjra Tod”, which has been protesting against discriminatory hostel rules for women, rejected the extension on Tuesday and demanded a “complete abolition” of curfew timing.

According to a notice issued by the college, the curfew timing will be extended from 8:30 pm to 9pm from November 1. “As a constituent college of University of Delhi we have been discussing the issue at the highest level,” said Miranda House principal Pratibha Jolly in a reply to Pinjra Tod.

The student collective, however, termed the extension of 30 minutes as a “joke”. “This extension of half an hour is a cruel joke, another attempt at humiliating and infantalising the dignity, dreams and struggles of women students ,” said Pinjra Tod in a statement.

First Published: Oct 31, 2018 13:19 IST