Reports say the controversial ban of college authorities prohibiting girls to wear jeans to prevent incidents of eve-teasing has triggered furious reaction from college girls here.
College girls consider the decision deprives them of their basic freedom to wear something like 'jeans', is unreasonable.
"The dress code which has been implemented in the colleges is totally wrong. We are not wearing anything wrong. Moreover, we don't belong to any primary school who need to be told what to wear and what not to. In addition to this, there is a ban on the mobile phones which I think is also totally wrong if we do not have mobiles with us how will be we able to inform our parents about our whereabouts?," said Twisha.
Four colleges, affiliated with Kanpur University, have prohibited their students from wearing jeans. The authorities decided to take the step after receiving several complaints of eve-teasing that were occurring just outside the college gate.
Meanwhile, the district administration has welcomed the decision.
"The universities have implemented this decision. It is right that there should be a dress code in the schools and colleges and if the universities think that by implementing this step discipline in the colleges will improve, we welcome this decision," said Anil Kumar Sagar, District Magistrate of Kanpur.
With both supporters and the opponents equally vociferous the dress code controversy is there to stay.