NCW slams AMU VC over controversial remark on girl students

The National Commission for Women on Wednesday slammed the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University for his controversial remarks that girls' entry in the library will attract more boys.

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women on Wednesday slammed the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University for his controversial remarks that girls' entry in the library will attract more boys.

"Yesterday the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University said that undergraduate girls shouldn't come to the library. Because if they allow them entry, then the boys will run after the girls. I'm not ready to agree to it at all. Have the boys of our country become so weak?" asked NCW Chairman Lalitha Kumaramangalam.

The Aligarh Muslim University was at the centre of a controversy over not giving access to women undergraduates to the main library on campus. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah had said allowing undergraduate girl students will attract "four times more boys" to the library.

"Some people think that we can do anything we want and nothing will happen. But now-a-days the awareness has come among women and others as well. Along with that if we raise the issue of shame in their minds, I believe that the women of our country will be benefited a lot," Kumaramangalam said.

She underlined the need to change mindset of people toward women and give precedence to it over economic development.

"To remove economic backwardness, there are a lot of programmes but the mentality of dominating women, we have to finish this.

"We want India to excel but if 45 per cent of the population can't go forward, how can we excel. If we walk together only then we can steer forward," the NCW Chairman said, adding that there is a strong need to instill r

"We need to teach about respect at home, to both boys and girls. Boys get rakhi tied from their sisters, but do they really respect them?" she said.

espect in both gender groups.

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