The design of the school uniform of girls from Kerala school has lead to outrage on social media platform. The debate began after a Photographer Zachariah Ponkunnam, posted pictures of three girls in the uniform of St Alphonsa Public School in Aruvithura on Facebook terming it ‘vulgar’. The post went viral after few people supported the photographer and agreed to the fact that the uniform was vulgar and inappropriate to be worn by school going, girls.
These pictures of girls in vulgar school uniform is going viral and has got more than five thousand shares in just a day. Later, a person named Noushad Thekkayil filed a complaint about insisting on the matter of the students wearing vulgar uniforms. After facing massive outage on social media, PTA president said the Express that the photos taken are photoshopped and the uniform don’t actually look like this in real.
However, due to increasing agitation on the school uniform from all the social media platform, the prominent school in Kottayam district of Kerala decided to change the uniform. The students were disturbed by this incident and are likely to be given new uniform. New coats will be introduced for the students instead of half controversial jackets which attracted a lot of controversies.
The school will pay the expense of the new jacket for 350 girls. Here is what PTA president Sabu Cyriac told Express, “We have not done any wrong. It was the PTA that selected the design and got it stitched three months ago. We have not received any complaints from the parents regarding the uniform till now. However, we are all worried about the controversy and the children are upset. So we have decided to make a change to the uniform,”
The school authorities said that they had selected this uniform from a booklet and that they also provided fabric in bulk to get their uniforms stitched three months ago. The management of the school will also file a complaint with the Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC).