Diktat for DPS Rohini Students: White Slips & Skin-Coloured Bras
DPS Rohini Moral Policing: A teacher  of DPS Rohini allegedly told girls students to wear slips under their shirts.
DPS Rohini Moral Policing: A teacher of DPS Rohini allegedly told girls students to wear slips under their shirts.(Photo: Harsh Sahni/ The Quint)

Diktat for DPS Rohini Students: White Slips & Skin-Coloured Bras

Girl students of DPS Rohini were left in a state of shock on Thursday, 10 May 2018, as one of their teachers allegedly told them to make sure that they wear slips along with their bras. The students were also allegedly told to conceal their bras and wear only skin-coloured bras so that their undergarment is not visible.

After the weekly assembly, while the boys were asked to leave, girls from class 9-12 were requested to wait and were apparently also told to ensure that more buttons are stitched on their shirts so that skin is not visible at all even through the space in between the buttons.

Wear Slips So that Boys Are Not Distracted

A parent whose son studies in class 12 at DPS Rohini has confirmed to The Quint that such a diktat has indeed been issued allegedly by a teacher and a group of ex-students are trying to approach the concerned authorities requesting them to reconsider instructions regarding the dress code.

Some girls students are planning to meet the principal. I tried talking to the parents of some of these girl students who seemed to be okay with it (dress code). I’m not ok with it. Even the school alumni are feeling bad about this.
Parent whose son is a student of DPS Rohini

An ex-student of DPS Rohini who passed out of school in 2016 admitted that instructions regarding dress code have been a part of the School Diary but imposing it on students is ridiculous.

We did have workshops regarding good touch and bad touch but we were never told the way girl students have been instructed to wear slips just so that the other gender is not distracted. That’s really silly. This is not something you can impose, it’s a matter of choice.
An ex-student of DPS Rohini (on condition of anonymity)

Boys Have to Wear White Vests

Girl students have to wear a white shirt and skirt in summers as their uniform. When asked whether a particular incident had resulted in the new diktat being issued by the school authorities, the parent whose son studies in class 12 admitted that ‘the principal is new to the school and has joined only two years ago so it doesn’t surprise me.’

An alumnus of DPS Rohini told The Quint that a dress code is in place even for the boys who are not allowed to wear coloured vests underneath their white shirts.

Screenshot from the school diary of DPS Rohini with instructions on dress code for students.
Screenshot from the school diary of DPS Rohini with instructions on dress code for students.
(Photo: The Quint)

Some of the instructions regarding dress code for the students of DPS Rohini include:

  • Girls must wear the right length of the skirt. The skirt must fall on/till the knees.
  • It is compulsory for all children to wear a white vest/under slip.

The Quint is trying to contact the principal of DPS Rohini, Vibha Singh to get her reponse. We will update the story as and when we receive a response from the school.

Meanwhile few youngsters took to Facebook sharing their angst against ‘attempted’ moral policing by DPS Rohini, also terming it as another instance of body shaming.

Extremely disturbing. Instead of working on sensitising boys on gender issues and issuing an advisory on prevention of sexual harassment, we are normalising letching and gawking by telling the girls - “Hey! You wear this and you’re going to get stared at. And it is your fault.” It’s saddening and disappointing that those responsible for shaping the minds of future generations have a very myopic understanding of gender equality. #NotHerFault
Raunaq Kalia on Facebook

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