Month After Harassment Scandal, University Of Balochistan Enforces Uniform
The University of Balochistan Quetta has enforced a uniform for all of its Bachelor’s and Master’s students.
According to a notice issued by the Undergraduate Studies Office of the university, the wearing of a student’s uniform was made compulsory for both boys and girls of the BS/Master’s programmes.
The notice gave the final date for adherence to this rule as March 1 of 2020.
Academic and activist Ammar Rashid, while expressing his criticism for the decision, said that this was the first major step of the university after the harassment scandal. He added that harassment was not related to clothes but power and patriarchy, adding that students were being infantalised instead of being listened to.
First major step by Uni of Balochistan admin since harassment scandal is to make uniform compulsory for students. Harassment is NOT related to clothes but to power & patriarchy. Instead of listening to grievances of students, incident is being used for further infantalize them. pic.twitter.com/SGnMgOp30K
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) November 8, 2019
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