Patna, January 25: In a move that could lead to a controversy, JD Women’s College in Bihar's Patna has issued a dress code for students. The notice, which was signed by the Principal and Proctor of the college, states that wearing a "burqa" in college is prohibited. The college authorities have also imposed a fine of Rs 250 in case if anyone is found flouting norms. Burqa Banned by Kerala Muslim Education Society in All Affiliated Colleges in State.
"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 has been imposed for those who don't follow the rules", reads a notice issued by the college. UP: Girl Students Wearing Burqa Denied Entry in SRK College in Firozabad.
Bihar: JD Women's College in Patna has issued a direction for students, 'all students have to come to college in the prescribed dress code, every day except on Saturday. Students can't wear 'burqa' in college. They will have to pay a fine of Rs. 250, on violation of the norm.'
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A college official speaking to Hindustan times said that all students are following the dress code as described in the prospectus. "We have banned burqa only inside the classroom to maintain the uniformity. This is done to ensure that every student is in the same uniform," she said.