The Maharashtra government on Thursday ordered an inquiry into complaints that a private school in Pune issued guidelines on the colour of female students’ underwear.
Pune's MIT School recently sent its students back home with a long list of rules in their school diaries. The rules, which were 'compulsory' for all students from class 1 to 10, included directives for length of skirts, colour of innerwear, drinking water, using washrooms among other things.
The school has even mentioned about the actions to be taken against the student and parents if they failed to abide by them.
The list irked several parents, who staged protest outside the school's campus in Pune's Kothrud area on Wednesday.
Taking cognizance of parents' complaints, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has directed Pune's Deputy Director of Education to send a commitee to the school. On the committee's report Education department will take steps, the minister told media.
Meanwhile, the school administration has reportedly told media that the intention behind taking such steps were 'very pure' and was not to trouble the parents and the students. The intention to give such specific directives in the school diary was very pure. We had some experiences in the past which made us take this decision. We did not have any hidden agenda, Dr Suchitra Karad Nagare, Executive director of MIT Group of Institute said.