NIT Calicut’s hostel warden tells girls ‘not to roam with boys’ in controversial circular, withdrawn after outrage

The Students Affairs Council at NIT Calicut had taken strong opposition to the notice and the stringent punishment it advocated especially for girl students.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 7:35 pm
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Within hours of being issued, a controversial circular by a hostel warden at NIT Calicut in Kerala asking female students ‘not to roam with boys’ in the residential campus was withdrawn after outrage on social media. The regressive circular irked many on social media including Kozhikode district collector Prasanth Nair who called it ‘pathetic’ and warned of disciplining authorities who had issued it.

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The notice, put out by ladies warden S Bhuvaneswari, read, “Inmates of Ladies hostel and Mega Ladies hostel are strictly instructed not to roam with boy students inside residential campus. We get lot of complaints in this regard. If any girl found along with boy student inside residential campus, severe action will be taken against her including suspension and expulsion from hostel.”

G Unnikrishnan, dean of students’ welfare and a professor at NIT, clarified that the circular was issued only in the interest of the security of female students after complaints from people living in faculty accomodations near the ladies hostel. He told indianexpress.com that the management and the institute has always upheld gender assimilation and the rights of students.

The Students Affairs Council at the institute had taken strong opposition to the notice and the stringent punishment it advocated especially for girl students. It raised the issue with the Chief Warden and asked authorities to release a statement withdrawing the same.

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    Dr.Fatima
    Nov 24, 2016 at 10:26 am
    Circular is correct as per Quran and Sharia. How many male commentators who cisices this would want their sisters to roam with boys ?
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      NArayan
      Nov 24, 2016 at 8:20 am
      so regressive....NIT should have told students not to complain of r.a.p.e later...
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        NArayan
        Nov 24, 2016 at 8:20 am
        so regressive....NIT should have told students not to complain of r.a.p.e later...
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          Ramsubramani Harihara Iyer
          Nov 24, 2016 at 9:03 am
          You know silkworm. Once you touch it you start scratching.Your well-wishers will alwayslt;br/gt;warn you not to touch it.,But your "so called friends" want you to take the worm and put it on your lap.God only can save you!!
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            Vera HQ
            Nov 24, 2016 at 9:55 am
            What the hack is this?? Are we following some barbaric low in a central insution? Shame...
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              Sourav
              Nov 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm
              Apparently what brothers think might not be what a girl wants!
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