August 10, 2022

Girls, boys have similar school uniform in Kerala: some group unhappy

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Girls, boys have similar school uniform in Kerala: some group unhappy

A controversy has erupted after a government school in Kerala, southern state India, allowed teenage girls to wear trousers.

According to BBC, on Wednesday morning, while waiting for a school bus in her new uniform, Serengeti CK, she was greeted by an unknown passenger.

“This woman told me that I looked very smart and I was very proud,” said Serengi, a 17-year-old student at 11th grade at Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Bluesiere town.

But once she arrived at Serengeti School, she had to go through a crowd of protesters, which had dozens of police officers deployed to control it. The protesters were unhappy that girls could now wear trousers and shirts like boys.

Prior to this change, the students wore traditional long tunic, loose fitting pants and vests.

Last year, the school principal, Andrew R., told the BBC that the girls, who are now in the 12th grade, suggested that they be allowed to wear uniforms like boys.