Anonymous | Oct 14, 2019
Shubhangi Rawat, an NIT Rourkela student, pens down her experience in this issue of Citizen Journalist.
Even a meter's distance was not crossed but when a girl tried to do so, she was simply asked to get inside the gate by a guard. This is what happens in the KMS hostel. Shocking, but true. I am new to this place, but in my two months of stay here, I have faced similar discrimination innumerable times.
I still remember the day when I first time came to my hostel for registration. My brother was simply asked to stay outside the gate as if he was a renowned rapist. But, why then does no one seems to care about the other male staff in the hostel premises? Is my brother less civilised or mannered than them?
Coming back to the topic, when the Ganesh Chaturthi rally was just outside the hostel. Everyone went out to witness the procession and take the Lord's blessings. On the other hand, I just wanted to go out to meet my senior and was simply asked to return.
Was the festival only for boys? If they didn't want us to go out why did they allow the rally to come in front of the KMS hostel? If they are unable to regulate boys, do they have to simply prohibit girls from going out? Don't girls want to dance or are they not allowed to do anything at all?