Institutions in Delhi under radar of women commission; unjustified hostel timings for girls

A number of universities and colleges in Delhi have received the notice on Thursday, from the Delhi Commission of Women seeking response and clarification on the different timings of entries and exits in their hostels for girls and boys. A student activist group Pinjra Tod had reported the accounts of discrimination against female students to stay out of hostels more than the prescribed time which differs with that of the male students.

After DCW asked for the details of hostel timings, it became clear that Pinjra Tod is right in its assertions the moment the seven universities and colleges in Delhi found regulating the biased timings. The 7 institutions are Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jamia Hamdard, Jamia Milia Islamia,Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi Technological University and A&U Tibbia College.

The 12 institutions which have same timings of entry and exit for girls and boys include Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Ambedkar University, National Law University, Delhi, Ramjas College, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Jawahar Lal Nehru University and National School of Drama.

DCW has summoned other institutions which have not responded. Swati Maliwal, chief of DCW promises to look at the matter and do justice to the autonomy of hostel girls restricted in the popular colleges in Delhi. After this, girls are assured that a serious action will be taken against such unfair hostel rules.


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