A college in Patna has imposed a dress code under which Muslim students would no longer be allowed to wear burqa inside the college premises. The ban has been imposed in Patna’s JD Women’s College.
In a notice signed by the college proctor and principal, students have been asked to comply with the new dress code. The college administration has also imposed a fine of Rs 250 in case anyone is found violating the dress code.
Besides this, the college has also prescribed a dress code but the notice does not provide details about it.
The notice reads: “All students have to come to college in the prescribed dress code, every day except on Saturday. Students are prohibited from wearing ‘burqa’ in college. A fine of Rs 250 will be imposed for violation.”
On Saturday, students staged a protest against this ban.
When contacted college principal Shyama Roy about the rationale of this order, she said she is withdrawing the order banning burqa in college.