Wearing skirts to school causes rape, says MLA

Humanity disgraced

While the nation is plunged in grief and outrage over the death of the twenty three-year-old gang-rape victim in Delhi, a BJP MLA in Rajasthan has waded in with his opinion, saying the mini skirts the girls wear as part of school uniform should be banned.

Banwari Lal Singhal, a BJP MLA from  Alwar city, in his letter to the state chief secretary, demanded that girl students be made to wear salwar suits or shirts and trousers as uniform  like in government schools to avoid  chances of their being subjected to sexual harassment.  

He said girls above standard X are grown up and wearing mini-skirts, which is common practice in private schools in the state, is attracting lewd remarks from boys.

salwar suits or shirts and trousers, according to the MLA, will also be an appropriate winter clothing in the state that experiences extremely cold temperatures.

“It has been found that the girls with skirts are being subjected to lewd from mischievous elements while walking their way to school or wait for school buses at various points in the city," Singhal pointed out.

He also argued that skirts are not part of Indian culture.

"It should be prohibited keeping in view the rise of social crimes against women. The school should have pant-shirts or salwar suits as uniforms for girl students," Singhal said in the letter.

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