Lakshya, the theatre society of Kamala Nehru College was performing play Shahira Ke Naam at the Mahavidyalaya Natya Samaroh, a theatre competition organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad.
After it ended, the organisers reportedly announced that the theatre society had been disqualified from the competition. According to a report published in Hindustan Times
‘Isne meri bra utha ke unki balcony mein phenk di and uspe shayari bhi likh di’ - This is a line from Kamala Nehru College’s theatre society Lakshya’s annual stage production ‘Shahira Ke Naam’. “It was over this line and a few words like ‘bra’ and ‘panty’ that we were reportedly disqualified from Mahavidyalaya Natya Samaroh, a theatre competition organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad,” Radhika Dhawan, president of the society told Hindustan Times
They criticized this act in a facebook post-
“Stage is a platform to mirror the society and narrate lives of people with as much realism as possible. We say the world is progressing and the human race is moving foward, yet here we are struggling to openly depict the necessities of women.
The situation is trivial to such an extent today that women's undergarments are seen as obscene for audiences today. Being a girls' college, it is easy to feel how sexist the world is; but difficult to accept that learned theatre professionals can consider mere mention of women's undergarments more vulgar than lewd comments on women's physique and character. How derogatory and demeaning abuses are acceptable in art forms, but a reference of feminine clothing offends people”.
Lakshya, the theatre society of Kamala Nehru College, sadly criticises this hypocrisy.