Colleges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have a novel way to protecting women from sexual harassment. Officials announced that any female students wearing jeans, shorts, minishirts, or tight blouses will be expelled because men are harassing them. This falls into the category of destroying a village to save it. Rather than expelled men who harass women, the schools are cracking down on the victims.
Meeta Jamal, principal of the Dayanand girls’ college in Kanpur was firm: “Girls who choose to wear jeans will be expelled from the college. This is the only way to stop crime against women.” Really? I can think of a couple of other ways like focusing on the men who are harassing these women and throwing them out of school.
In recent months, Hindu extremists have been attacking women seen drinking with bars or showing public affection with their boyfriends.
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