Student union members in most girls colleges in Delhi University have taken a conscious call to not invite artists whose songs' lyrics are derogatory towards women.
Samridhi Bajaj, general secretary of the students' union, Miranda House. told TOI
"What is the point in protesting for women's rights if we are entertained by songs which say I swear chhoti dress mein bomb lagdi mennu?"
This is what Raavi Jotwani, vice president of the Jesus and Mary College students union, had to say.
Lyrics like Manne suna hai tu twenty plus ho gayi and Yahaan sari dance dikhari hai, gori kamar hilari hai (Party by Fazilpuria), are sexist and offensive and we are not trying to promote that culture. We prefer a female artist who believes in ideas like ours and who can understand us better than someone who tears us apart in our own college on our fest. We are taught that women should be confident, competent and compassionate and the lyrics of these artists are completely opposite so they are a big 'No' for our fests.
The student union members of girls colleges say that they do not even consider these artists for their fests.
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