(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 02, 2012
ON August 17,
hundreds of students from several colleges and other educational
institutions in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, took out a
protest march, led by the Students Federation of India (SFI),
against the so-called dress code and the accompanying edict
issued by some organisations, coupled with the threat that they
would throw acid upon those who would not follow the said code.
Starting their protest march from St Javier’s College, these
students raised slogans like “We want freedom as well as
protection,” “Respect us; don’t restrict us,” “
Addressing the public meeting, student leaders told that a few organisations are trying to threaten the students, basically girls, by issuing an edict and saying that these organisations would throw acid on the faces of those who would not obey the order of the dress code. The speakers said students knew their indebtedness to and responsibility for the wider society, and that no edict could threaten them and restrict their freedom and curtain their right to a respectful social life.
meeting was addressed by the SFI’s