Oh A viral tweet The unfair curfew for women at Aurangabad’s Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) since August 27 has revived an age-old debate on gender discrimination in India’s educational institutions.
MNLU student Aditi Pandey said her university “locks” girls till 10 pm every day while boys are free to “roam”. The tweet received over 2,700 likes and 670 retweets and retweets.
The reason for this is the authorities
1. Girls aren’t known for taking care of themselves at night.
2. Snakes, drunken watchmen and boys are not safe for girls.
3. Girls should be inside their hostel after 10 pm.
4. They cannot access stairs or benches.
Clearly, his complaint was not a one-off. India’s educational institutions have long confused the protection of the ban.
Indian universities “protect” women by locking them up.
In 2017, when women at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) protested against arbitrary and discriminatory curfew hours, and eventually Got so much freedom back. As for men, there was a ray of hope.
The change, however, has not been quite sweeping. At least not going by the responses to Pandey’s tweets.
His anger resonated with students across India. At PSG Tech in Coimbatore, the deadline for women is on one. Long ago at 6.30 p.m, one user tweeted. Another said he had finished college. Severe punishment for curfew violations For girls versus boys.
Some universities too Seizure of mobile phones And impose mischievous sanctions.
Moral policing of women Even from the college administration, according to few reactions, it is common.
Unequal access to education
Research shows that safety concerns already keep women out of colleges in India.
“If equal access to substance is denied, access to education will remain merely nominal,” Akash Bhattacharya tweeted.Former faculty member of Azim Premji University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“Time restrictions, discriminatory hostel and campus rules, various forms of sexism, combine to prevent women from fully enjoying their hard-won right to education.”
Some say the society of India Not enough progress has been made. For girls to go anywhere anytime. So sanctions protect them. Others counter this by saying: Men should be locked upinstead, while girls are freed.
Colleges are welcome to make their own rules, weighing risks and solutions. But then, in the 21st century, curfews can only happen. For all — or none..