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Posters put up in JNU campus, reads Holi is ‘anti-woman’

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New Delhi: New posters have come up on the JNU campus that describe Holi as an “anti-women” festival as “historically it has sexually abused dalit women in the name of celebrations”.

The campus, which was recently rocked by a controversy triggered by an event last month to mark the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, has become the nerve centre of a debate on freedom of speech.

Titled “what is holy about Holi”, the posters plastered on the walls of eateries, markets and schools on the campus are also doing rounds on social media.

“Why does brahminical-patriarchal India celebrate the burning of Holika, an asura bahujan woman? What is holy about holi? Historically, the festival has also sexually abused dalit women in the name of celebrations,” the posters read.

The text on the posters further read “celebration of Holi is against womanhood”.

The posters carry the name of a group — Flames of Resistance (FOR). A JNUSU office bearer said she hasn’t heard of any such group. “It seems to be some new group.”Recently, a group of students had burned ancient legal text Manusmriti alleging some of its excerpts had “derogatory” references to women.

Credits: PTI

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Check Out The Latest Trends In Festive Jewellery

Deepali Mathur, fashion stylist and a brand strategist, has a list of unconventional and head-turning festive jewellery trend suggestions:

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Festive, wedding jewellery styles you must have Flickr

Thanks to the festive as well as wedding seasons, it’s all about the latest fashion trends that is being mostly researched on internet. But how much have you thought about the jewellery which plays an intrinsic role in enhancing your beauty?

Chitwn D Malhotra, founder and lead designer at Dillano Luxurious Jewels Ltd, and Deepali Mathur, fashion stylist and a brand strategist, have a list of unconventional and head-turning festive and wedding jewellery trend suggestions:

 

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Maang Tikka Can Elevate Your look. Flickr

 

* Maangtika, Maathapattis, headgears: These are not just for brides, but can also help you steal the show during the festivities. Exclusive picks such as a diamond drop maangtika or a maathapatti with white kundan or a sleek headgear can cover all your occasions starting from festivals to wedding seasons to New Year madness.

* Shoulder duster earring: Chandeliers are symbols of royalty, luxury and class. However, this season they are representing style, creativity and boldness in the form of shoulder duster earrings. Deliberately designed to brush the clavicles, the long statement danglers are unique in hues and shapes, hence a sure shot way to have all the eyes.

* Cocktail ring: A perfect blend of classic and modern jewellery style, a diamond or sapphire studded cocktail ring is a must-have for this celebration season. Whether a wedding or a party, these contemporary cocktail rings are designed to make fashion statements with traditional as well as western attire.

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Whether a wedding or a party, these contemporary cocktail rings are designed to make fashion statements. Flickr

* Contemporary yet conventional: An all-time favourite for an everyday wear that weighs less, is a perfect bold finished piece with embellished stones to give a perfect elegant look.

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* Polki and traditional motifs: Uncut polki with pastel meenakari are in huge trend this festive season. It gives a traditional and royal look to every modern woman. An absolute balance between being trendy and traditional whereas jewellery crafted using traditional motifs such as peacock, lotus or any other in gold finish options are perfect for an ethnic and contemporary attire. (IANS)

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