14th Feb In Campus : ANGA Hostel Oath Repeated On Stephens Campus & Virgin Tree Worshipped Amid Protests

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The ‘Virgin tree’ worshipping at Hindu College took place under a tight lockdown,the ANGA hostel oath was repeated this year as well on St Stephens College campus despite assurances that no pledge will be made on Valentine’s Day this year.Women groups had protested against both the events,calling them misogynist and sexist.

The Virgin Tree worshipping this year was an invite only event after women groups threatened the college’s student union.

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At St Stephens College which is Hindu College’s neighbour the four decade old tradition of taking the ANGA (Alnutt North Gentlemen‚Äôs Association) oath was cancelled after objection from students and various women groups.

Since the 70’s, college students at St Stephens College assemble on Valentine’s Day and say an oath to “Constitute ANGA into a paramount egalitarian fellowship and to secure to all its members, justice — social, sexual and sentimental; liberty — to philander exclusively with men; equality — of status and opportunity; and to promote among them all misogyny”.
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The oath took place on the college campus on evening amid protests.It has been told by the students that the oath text had been cleared of “misogynistic words and phrases”.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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