Saudi university’s new dress code sparks controversy

By: News Desk      Published: 09:13 AM, 28 Oct, 2021
Students in a University Classroom
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The University of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia has banned the use of clothing that is too tight to show off body parts.

The university has released a dress code that applies equally to boys and girls. Under the new order, students and staff will not be allowed to come to the university wearing short and tight clothing such as leggings, jeans and trousers.

However, a section of students came out and pointed out that the new dress code law is an encroachment on individual freedom and that the university authorities have no authority to impose such conditions. With this, the incident became controversial.

According to the new order, students will not be able to come to the university wearing any of the clothes normally worn by students. But another group of students has come out in support of the university’s dress code. They say the new ban protects the country’s values ​​and morals. The controversy related to this is also active on social media. Many people took to social media for and against the decision.

The same argument is being made by the university authorities. Officials said the new order was in line with the university’s rules for dressing modestly. Officials say the new order was made with the knowledge and consent of the university-affiliated administration.