No discrimination against females in BHU: Javadekar

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New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied female students were discriminated at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after reports said they were denied Wi-Fi access and faced other curbs.

“I have collected information from the BHU. There are no restrictions or discrimination there,” Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha in response to a supplementary question during the Question Hour.

According to published reports, female students from the university alleged that they were not allowed access to free Wi-Fi in their rooms while there was no such restriction for male students.

The students also said they were not allowed to eat non-vegetarian food in the campus, make telephone calls after 10 p.m. and wear shorts to the mess.

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Women were also not allowed to take part in protests, demonstrations or even political debates.



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