University students in Bhopal held a demonstration to protest against the restrictive and discriminatory policies on university campuses.
NEW DELHI — Late one night in the fall, about 200 female students in Bhopal, a city in central India, held a rare demonstration on their college’s basketball court. Their very presence there was an act of protest: Women were not allowed to be outside their dormitories after dark, just one of many restrictions on their movement.
They spent the night outdoors — the first time many of them had seen the moon since they began college, one student recalled.
For years, college campuses in India have regulated the movement of their female students in the name of safety. But in protests over the past several months, women on college campuses across the country have voiced their demands: freedom from oppressive rules and equality with the male students. And slowly, colleges are responding. Read the full article here.