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Puducherry Education department to formulate uniform dress code for students, Governor

Puducherry, Feb 10 (BPNS)

The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Sounderrajan has said that the Education department of the Union Territory would formulate a uniform dress code for students. In a statement on Thursday, the Governor said that the Education department of the Union territory in the process of this.

 The comments of the Governor came in the wake of the controversy of a school headmaster asking a Muslim student of class IX to remove her hijab.

The Director of School Education in Puducherry, P.R. Rudra Goud said that the state education department was in the process of formulating a dress code that would have uniformity in clothes among students while in school.  The dress code will have detailed guidelines on uniforms and on a few things that would be permitted.

He also said that the dress code would be enforced among students after the Government approves the proposal and added that an enquiry into the headmaster asking the student to remove the hijab was on.

The political parties of Puducherry have expressed their concern to the Lieutenant Governor as well as the Chief Minister of the territory, N. Rangasamy regarding the hijab row that had turned violent in nieghbouring Karnataka and requested them to prevent such an issue from happening in Puducherry.

The Lieutenant Governor in the statement also said that the independent MLA’s had met her and had discussed with her certain proposals regarding the development of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

It may be noted that there was a controversy over four independent MLA’s supporting the N . Rangasamy calling on the Lieutenant Governor and rumours were rife that the legislators were about to withdraw support to the government.