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Magadh Mahila College Imposes Dress Code on Students

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Patna: Slow but steady 'Talibization' of the state and enhanced moral policing continued in Bihar on Friday as the Principal of Magadh Mahila College, Patna's premier women's college, issued a new diktat defining a new dress code for students warning them of serious consequences if anyone was found in the violation of the new rules.

Effective immediately, anyone not wearing salwar-kameez and dupatta will be fined Rs. 1000 failure to pay which result in removal from the college.

Magadh Mahila Principal Asha Singh said the college was cracking down on students coming to the college in tight blue jeans and short dresses that, she said, were not appropriate for the academic environment.

Students, however, said the decision to implement a dress code was taken in haste after two girls were confronted and presented before the Principal on Friday for wearing what some said were 'objectionable' attire.

The girls, whose names were not released, were detained for hours until their parents arrived and bailed them out promising to monitor their dressing habit.

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