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MYSURU: After the horrific mass rape of a college student at the foot of the Chamundi Hills, the centenarian University of Mysore (UoM) issued a circular banning the movement of girls on campus after 6:30 p.m. But the dictation angered the students.
According to the circular signed by the registrar, a copy of which can be obtained from TNIE, the university has imposed new curbs prohibiting and advising female students to move around campus after 6:30 p.m. seen on campus campus. The circular was issued on an oral order from the police in the course of the mass rape.
However, female students have expressed anger at the decision and asked whether this is the “freedom” given to young women at a time when the country is celebrating 75 years of independence.
Monica, a research scientist with the Department of Environmental Sciences, said nearly 70% of students on campus are girls and questioned the need for such curbs if there was enough surveillance and security on campus.
âAs researchers, we cannot work tied to a specific time. Now, according to the circular, we have to stop research work, such as referring to books in the library, by 6.30 p.m. The university should have taken the students in confidence and sought their opinions before the circular was issued, âshe said.
Another student, Kaveri, asked why the rule was restricted to female students only. “We’re talking about empowering women, equality … but the circular is only for women,” she regretted. The registrar R Shivappa confirmed that a circular has already been issued in this regard, which takes the safety of the students into account. Authorities have also denied public access to Lake Kukkarahalli after 6:30 p.m., which is under college boundaries.