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Banners raise hackles

The banners urge women to go around the city accompanied by family members, while asking them to fight miscreants without any fear.

The banners urge women to go around the city accompanied by family members, while asking them to fight miscreants without any fear.  

A huge banner by the Human Rights and Corruption Eradication Forum, New Delhi, has triggered a controversy.

The banner at M.N. Krishna Rao Park in Basavanagudi calls for a ban on skirts in school uniforms and replacing them with salwar kameez/chudidars. It urges women to go around the city accompanied by family members, while asking them to fight miscreants without any fear.

Similar banners can be seen in many places across the city, including Rajajinagar, Race Course Road, Majestic and Malleswaram.

K.S. Vimala from the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) labelled this as ‘Talibanism’. “No human rights violation or corruption can be eradicated by removing skirts as school uniform. We do not need such a diktat from anyone,” she said. “Everybody should feel protected and not feel the need to seek protection,” she added.

BBMP officials said that the banners have been put up without permission from the civic body.

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Printable version | Sep 26, 2020 8:40:27 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/banners-raise-hackles/article6392003.ece

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