Row at Hazra Law College over dress code

A controversy was sparked off on Wednesday after the Bar Council of India issued a diktat regarding the dress code for the students pursuing law courses in CU affiliated colleges.

The order said that girl students should wear white sarees with black/grey full sleeve blouse or white full sleeve shirt with black/grey pants or white full sleeve chemise with Patiala while the boys should wear white full sleeve shirt with black/grey trousers from June 28. A section of students at Hazra Law College opposed the move and said that they would fight against the diktat.

The order was issued on May 30 on the recommendations of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. Some of the students have pointed out the as National law Universities do not have a dress code so they will not follow the order issued by the bar council. 

They also said that if the dress code is introduced the diktat must be implemented in other departments of the CU as well. The students of Hazra Law College have written to the Vice Chancellor of the CU Sugata Marjit protesting against the diktat. They said while the teachers are allowed to wear dresses of their own choice then why should students have to follow the dress code. They feel imposing a diktat therefore infringing upon the freedom of the students is totally uncalled for.

It may be recalled that a controversy erupted at Muralidhar Girls’ College in 2010 after the college authorities gave out a notice to students, asking them to wear “decent clothes” on campus.


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