HISAN clamps ban on miniskirts, bikes, mobiles

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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The Pokhara chapter of the Higher Secondary School Association Nepal (HISAN) has decided to ban girls from wearing miniskirts in its 25 schools.

After the general convention of the HISAN, Pokhara chapter on Saturday, the decision was taken to this effect, said chapter chairman Ramakanta Baral. He also said that the HISAN has decided to stop the use of cell phones and motor cycles for the students in the schools.

Baral reasoned that the use of motorcycles and mobiles by students would lead to sexual abuse, gang fights, criminal activities and accidents and therefore the organisation has decided to ban them.

Chairman Baral claimed the decision would help in creating a sound environment for education in the schools and said it would be effective from the new academic year.

Regional chief of Higher Secondary Education Board Jivendra Kumar Rai suggested that the HISAN should discuss the issues properly with the student unions regarding the rights of students. He said that the decision could violate the human rights of the students. He also expressed doubt on the decision to ban bikes because not all the private school have their own buses.

Hem Raj Baral, central member of Parents Association Nepal, welcomed the HISAN decision and said the decision was positive and the further discussion is needed regarding the issues.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)