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Engineering College imposed fine on female students wearing jeans, leggings, students protest

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Chennai: Sri Sai Ram Engineering College in Chennai released a set of regressive rules and regulations for its female students.

According to a report published in DNA, the single-page circular doing the rounds on social media had 22 pointers, all of them said to be ‘big no’s’ for women.

The list of rules and regulations includes a ban on wearing tight pants or tops, leggings, heavy earrings and even bars students from celebrating birthdays in the college campus. Girls are not allowed to leave their hair loose or wear large watches.

Even more bizarre is the rule that students should not bring chocolates, sweets and other snacks in bulk quantity to share with friends.

Responding to this document, the college management had refuted the allegation.

The college Principal Dr. C.V Jayakumar of the Sri Sai Ram Engineering College said, “This is a move by someone who wanted to tarnish the image of our reputed college. The document does not have any authorized signature”.

Heavy fines were being imposed on female students who wear leggings or jeans. Even those who speak to boys in class were reportedly being fined.

Those who protested had been detained by the police, the report says.

About uniform code, the college officials accepted that women are not allowed to wear leggings, jeans and tight tops and are only permitted to wear churidars in the college campus.