Pinjra Tod Campaign Is A Huge Success

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Started last year as a form of protest against curfews in women’s hostels on college campuses in Delhi University,Pinjra Tod has now connected over six universities online.Its because of this campaign that the Delhi Commission for Women had to issue notices to seven colleges demanding an explanation on different hostel timings for men and women.

Earlier the campaign even led to removal of guardian’s permission for leave.

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Pinjra Tod started off as a Facebook page last year,where outstation women students living in women hostels and PG’s shared their bad experiences with guards,wardens and PG owners.

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“The campaign’s name resonates with the situation women hostelers in different colleges and universities find themselves in today — big walls, huge metal gates, locking of gates at night, numerous security guards, constant checking of Id-cards, a plethora of arbitrary and regressive restrictions,” Devangana Kalita,the founding member of Pinjra Tod told Asian Age.

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The members are fighting for gender issues through signature campaigns,online petitions,etc.The campaign has gained a lot of attention in the past one year.From curfews to restriction on wearing short clothes to other means of moral policing,the Delhi-wide campaign seeks to fight against gender discrimination and bring equal rules and regulations for both men and women in the university and PG’s.

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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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