After Sit-On-Lap Controversy In Kerala, A Bus Stand Is Remade

Images of the scholars protesting by sitting on each other’s laps went viral.


A bus stand, which hogged the highlight not too long ago when a bench for ready commuters was break up into three because the native folks didn’t need ladies and boys sharing the identical seat, was on Friday eliminated by the authorities in Thiruvananthapuram.

The civic authorities eliminated it two months after Mayor Arya S Rajendran promised to construct a gender-neutral bus stand in the identical place at Sreekaryam close to the Authorities School of Engineering-Trivandrum (CET) right here.

Ms Rajendran had visited the realm in July after images of the scholars protesting by sitting on each other’s laps went viral.

The Mayor had stated in a submit later that the way through which the bench was reduce into three was not solely “inappropriate” but additionally “unbecoming of a progressive society” like that of Kerala.

She additional stated there was no ban on ladies and boys sitting collectively within the state and those that nonetheless imagine in ethical policing had been nonetheless dwelling in historic instances.

The ruling CPI(M)’s youth wing DYFI had additionally stated breaking the bench within the bus stand was unacceptable.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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