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Uzbekistan to Students: Shape Up or Ship Out

Conform to "the traditions of national independence ideology," Tashkent has reportedly told students, or get out. 

Concerned about the lax behavior they see as rampant in Uzbekistan’s universities and colleges, authorities have introduced a new set of moral regulations that, among other things, restrict criticism of teachers and govern what students write about their school online, reports the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

Failure to adhere to the new 23-page moral code could lead to expulsion. 

Unsurprisingly, students are unhappy with the “prison-style” rules targeting “gaudy dress” and calling on them to combat "foreign religious and extremist influences." On campus, “rock concerts alien to the national mentality” are also taboo. 

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Uzbekistan to Students: Shape Up or Ship Out

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