The Dayanand Girl’s College in Kanpur city, India told the press that jeans have been banned. Girls who wear jeans will be expelled.
A number of colleges in Uttar Pradesh are adopting a similar stand by outlawing jeans on campus.
This is an attempt to halt sexual harassment crimes by fellow male college mates.
It is not the first time colleges in India ban jeans. Previous attempts on enforcing dress codes were reversed following protests from students.
Support for banning of jeans in certain premises like high schools and colleges is not limited to India. Similar cries for outlawing jeans also occurred in USA, UK and other countries.
The good news for jeans lovers is that such actions are sporadic and limited.