Dress Decently, IIT Delhi Hostel Tells Women. No Dress Code, Says Director

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Dress Decently, IIT Delhi Hostel Tells Women. No Dress Code, Says Director

The notice provides details about House Day, an annual event at the institute.

NEW DELHI:  A notice put up at a women's hostel at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has caused something of a stir online. The note, put up at Himadri hostel, asks students to wear "full covered decent western or Indian dresses" for an upcoming annual event. The notice, signed by the hostel's warden, has been shared on the 'Pinjra Tod: Break the Hostel Locks' Facebook page about an hour before writing this. IIT Delhi, however, has denied imposing any such dress code.

The notice, put up on April 16, provides details about House Day, an annual event at the institute where residents are allowed to invite guests to the hostel for an hour. The event is scheduled for April 20 this year.

"Why do our administrations have this anxiety and desperate need to police what women wear? Every other day, there is some absurd diktat in one institution or another," says the Facebook post shared along with the picture of the notice.
 
 
 


IIT Delhi, however, says they have no intention of imposing any dress code for the event.

"I will speak with the concerned warden and ask her to withdraw such a notice. This is entirely her personal opinion and she has put it up on her own as a warden. We have no intention of imposing any dress code," Professor Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, told NDTV.

Meanwhile, a comment on the post says that the notice has now been revoked.
 
 
 

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