Pinjra Tod Runs A Campaign Against Faulty PGs

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Now that you have landed a college in Delhi University, the next thing on your priority list must be finding a suitable accommodation.This particular part requires special attention as it can affect your life at the University severely. Moreover,limited hostel seats have always allowed for a cloud of scepticism, therefore PG, by default becomes the next best option. But how can you be sure about this private commercial institution in a matter of few days? Think twice. Will you be safe? Yes.Pinjra Tod has the solution.

This session, Pinjra Tod has taken an initiative to reach out to all those who have had bitter experiences residing in PG’s with bad living conditions, harassment, undue interference and so on. A block list will be introduced through online and offline means, blacklisting all such PGs.

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This particular campaign has been launched in response to the failure to standardize private accommodation in terms of cost of facilities, rules, quality of services and complaint mechanisms. Through the campaign, a lot of pressure is already being mounted on the authorities. In the meanwhile, life remains difficult for a lot of women in such PGs.

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Pinjra Tod as a movement, began in the summer of 2015,comprising the women of DU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Ambedkar University and JNU against the sexist rules of hostels of certain colleges and universities.It grew out of a Facebook page where women hostel and PG residents shared their bitter experiences with guards, wardens, principals and landlords.

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Pinjra Tod, therefore is a platform where you can let your own individuality stand out and raise your voice against any kind of oppression and injustice that comes your way. Voicing of such opinion entails awareness, which is an essential tool to informed decision-making. When a series of such struggles caused by bitter experiences comes together, change happens. Make sure you get your voice heard and contribute to the change!

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Swati Mehta
Swati Mehta is currently lazying around and meanwhile pursuing her Bachelors in English Literature from Miranda House. She is a big time procrastinator and a food addict. A pen has always been her key to action. A satanist in practice, keep following to know more about her.

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