Jhajjar (Haryana): After announcing that girl students should not wear jeans and use mobile phones to curb incidents of crime against them, members of a Khap (community council) yesterday visited two schools in this Haryana district to urge the diktat be followed.
Members of the Birohar Barha Khap, which had recently directed girls above 10 years of age not to wear jeans and tops and to stop using mobile phones, said that they went to the schools in Jhajjar, 300km from here, to create awareness among girls.
“We suggested that they should follow the dress code of their educational institutes instead of wearing jeans and tops during school hours. These dresses provoke boys and men to indulge in eve-teasing, molesting and other crimes,” a khap leader said.
“We have also appealed to parents of girl students to make their daughters realise that wearing such dresses could have an adverse affect,” said Rajender Dhankhar, a representative of the khap. IANS