The long and 'shorts' of teaching a law professor a lesson

Bengaluru: A section of students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here turned up in shorts after a professor allegedly made a remark over the choice of clothing of one of their batch mate, who wore shorts to the class.

Representation pic/Thinkstock
Representation pic/Thinkstock

“In solidarity with the student concerned, and as a mark of protest against the professor, we choose to exercise our right to personal expression and comfort by wearing shorts to the class of the professor concerned,” said a post on Facebook on behalf of the students of third year BA, LLB (Hons). The post by one of the students said the professor allegedly chastised the student before the entire class, by asking her to dress properly.

In a statement, Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao said, “A faculty meeting is being convened on April 11 to discuss the incident.”

The student in question, like various other students, had worn shorts to class. On noticing her attire, the professor allegedly chastised the student before the entire class by asking her to ‘dress properly’, she said.

When the student approached the professor and raised objections regarding his statement, she was again rebuked and was exposed to a plethora of ‘untoward’ comments, the Facebook post alleged.

The professor also cast aspersions on the character of the student, she alleged and added that as a consequence of this incident, the aggrieved student has asked the Vice-Chancellor to look into the matter.

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