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NDTV news

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    Defending the outrageous measure, the hostel warden says it is the best way to keep the girls under check and prevent possible premarital sex.
    The register has columns for the exact dates of their cycle. Even slightly irregular dates invite snide remarks and harsh reprimands by the hostel warden.
    But while their records may be strictly monitored, their sanitation is not. The girls claim their hostel has just one bathroom but that is exclusively for the warden. The girls can enter it but only to clean it and not use it.
    Ironically the moral brigade is unconcerned about the fact that the girls have to bathe out in the open after dusk.
    From hounding an actress for airing her views on pre marital sex to banning jeans and t-shirts on college campuses to monitoring the menstrual cycle of teenage hostel girls, primitive mindsets, it seems, are there to stay in Tamil Nadu.

            Gilli KVRaja Chenthil

            What do you think we should do? What do you think we can do? Could we do anything at all? Getting everyone to sign doesn’t look too useful idea to me. What about writing to CM? Don’t be cynical. It works. True.

            What do you think?

            Looking forward to your ideas.

            Is there any other roprt from any other source (other than NDTV)? Thanks.

            Does anyone know where exactly in Madurai (I suppose it is in Madurai district, not in the city of Madurai) it is? Thanks.

            There is a blogger (Dharumi) from Madurai. His Tamil Blog and his English blog.

            update:

            We are also planning to collect some fund ourselves. It might be a fund raising event. Nothing is finalised yet. Your suggestions are welcome.

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            19 Comments (+add yours?)

            1. Dharumi
              Mar 27, 2006 @ 16:34:00

              went thru the article. no specifics are given except that it is a hostel meant for SC.

              may i suggest that we write to the CM cell. there was one earlier attempt reg. sanitary napkins for poor and i think there was some positive development.

              in case further probe is planned i would definitely do what i can.

              Reply

            2. Premalatha
              Mar 27, 2006 @ 17:12:00

              Hi Dharumi,

              Thanks for that. I will mail you on further developments.

              Reply

            3. Anonymous
              Mar 27, 2006 @ 17:27:00

              Karpu nilai yendru solla vanthal/r….

              -bt

              Reply

            4. Premalatha
              Mar 27, 2006 @ 17:29:00

              bt, puriyala:(

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            5. Anonymous
              Mar 27, 2006 @ 20:29:00

              “…the hostel warden says it is the best way to keep the girls under check and prevent possible premarital sex…”

              – what about checking the boys?

              bt

              p.s- Someone might comment
              veliyila pudavai pattalum
              pudavaila veli pattalum
              pudavaikkudhan nashtam or some such stuff. Ugh!

              Reply

            6. Anonymous
              Mar 28, 2006 @ 01:42:00

              Disturbing news indeed.
              The behaviour of the Warden is simply unacceptable.

              DRaj

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            7. Anusha Parthasarathy
              Mar 28, 2006 @ 04:57:00

              I am sure the Warden’s gone nuts. Oh my god. It just shudders to think of the plight of these gals.

              Probably a letter to CM or Human Rights Commission can be the solution to this problem.

              Or we can post an article about the same in leading tamil and english dailies in Tamilnadu. What say?

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            8. Subha
              Mar 30, 2006 @ 00:05:00

              What???!! How is that gonna help? What if they had sex with contraceptives?
              I feel sorry for those girls…but I can’t help but laugh at the warden’s ignorance!

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            9. MumbaiGirl
              Mar 30, 2006 @ 13:26:00

              Yes I think writing to the CM is a good diea. Perhaps with LOTS of signatures?

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            10. Michelle
              Mar 30, 2006 @ 20:01:00

              In South Africa Zulu families still have their sons and daughters “checked” for virginity.

              Of course South Africa has an extremely high rate of AIDS so the old traditional tests now have a whole new impact and importance in seen as a way to fight the disease. Tragically this oftten has the opposite effect as there is an ongiong supersttion that having sex with a virgin is a cure for AIDS. The age at which girls are raped has become progressively lower as the fear of AIDS has increased.

              Most days I think being an animal is moving up the reincarnation ladder than moving down!

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            11. Premalatha
              Mar 31, 2006 @ 14:43:00

              Thank you all for your suggestions.

              Please see the update. thanks.

              Reply

            12. பாலராஜன்கீதா
              Mar 31, 2006 @ 17:55:00

              anbuLLa prEmalathA,

              naangaLum engaLal iyandRa udhavigaLaich seyya munvarugiROm. thanimadalil thodarbu koLLavum.

              endRendRum anbudan,
              balarajangeetha@yahoo.com / balarajangeetha@gmail.com

              Reply

            13. டி ராஜ்/ DRaj
              Apr 01, 2006 @ 08:10:00

              Premalatha:
              Do let me know how you folks intend to help. I shall contribute too.

              Cheers
              DRaj

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            14. MumbaiGirl
              Apr 05, 2006 @ 14:07:00

              Prema, Are you starting a petition on petitiononline.com? Or do you wnat people to leave signatures on your blog?

              Reply

            15. MumbaiGirl
              Apr 05, 2006 @ 14:07:00

              want, I mean

              Reply

            16. Premalatha
              Apr 05, 2006 @ 14:10:00

              Pettiononline sounds good. I will start it today. thanks MG.

              Reply

            17. kuttichuvaru
              Apr 07, 2006 @ 17:19:00

              tat news is pathetic!! kandippaa ennoda support n help kudukkaren… enna pannanum-nnu details kudunga, panren!!

              Reply

            18. Paavai
              Apr 08, 2006 @ 07:21:00

              Can ever ever people understand and care for the sensitivities of the female gender?????

              The warden should be dismissed immediately and stern intervention needs to be taken to stop this abominable act.

              I will send a letter to CM cell too

              Reply

            19. The Wannabe Indian Punkster
              Apr 11, 2006 @ 21:00:00

              my post is here.
              I know Im late, but please feel free to link to it, if it helps.
              Thanks.

              Reply

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