Students of the premier National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru are up in arms against a professor who had earlier this week chastised a girl student for wearing shorts to the class. In protest against this public shaming, all girl students wore shorts to the professor’s class the next day.
“The professor not only rebuked the student for wearing shorts, but also questioned her integrity. The argument put forth by the professor was uncalled for and was emphatically protested by other students. Not deterred of consequences, the girl student tried to discuss the issue with the professor, but in vain; the professor went on lambasting her,” said a student of the law college.
“We all know why parents marry their children off – so that they can have sex. Just because the parents marry off their children for this reason, it does not mean that the children have sex in front of their parents,” Nagaraj reportedly said after the student raised objection on his remark to “dress properly”.
As a mark of protest, the entire third year LLB students wore shorts to his class on Wednesday.
On Thursday evening, students of the batch of 2018 posted on social media that they faced a serious humiliation from the professor for their dress code. “The vice-chancellor has taken cognizance of the matter, and it is our intention to press forward with our demand for an independent fact-finding committee to be set up to look into the incident. The professor has also made it clear that he is open to such an inquiry,” they said.
The students said, “We find such behaviour extremely unacceptable, especially coming from a Professor, who students are expected to consider as a role model,” the students said in a statement.
They also said such a behaviour goes against the spirit of the institution, and hence such aberrant actions must be denounced by it.