Kerala Government School Implements Gender Neutral Uniform, Its Girls Welcome it Hilariously

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Amid protests by some people under the collective of Muslim coordination committee, Kerala’s Balussery Government Girls Higher Secondary School on Wednesday implemented the gender-neutral uniform for its students, a move which the state Higher Education Minister R Bindu termed as a radical step forward.
Ms Bindu, who inaugurated the new gender-neutral uniform of the school, said those who oppose such moves are acting against the interests of Kerala and its future generations.

“At a time when the world is heralding an age of gender justice and equality, Balussery Government Girls HSS has taken a radical step forward. Glad to have had the opportunity to officially inaugurate the school’s new gender neutral uniform, which students have welcomed with open arms,” Ms Bindu said.

She said there are always people who oppose new changes.

“However, such people are not protecting the interests of Kerala and our future generations. Those who love children will never oppose such progressive changes. Those who love children will support them to get adapted to clothes that suit our climate and give children freedom of movement,” Ms Bindu said.

Earlier in the day, a section of people under the collective of Muslim coordination committee staged a protest march to the school against the new unisex uniforms, saying the decision amounts to insulting the modesty of women and that it was part of “imposing liberal ideology” among students.

They described it as anti-democratic and an encroachment on people’s right to wear anything.

In contrast to these oppositions, the girls warmly welcomed the new uniform which they felt more comfortable and enabling them to move around easily not worrying if the skin was revealed as in the case of skirts and other materials. They said they enjoyed the new dress very much.


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