LU re­mains closed on Valen­tine’s Day

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUC­KNOW: The gates of Luc­know Univer­sity re­mained closed to stu­dents on Wed­nes­day. The univer­sity had is­sued an ad­vi­sory on Tues­day ask­ing stu­dents not to roam or loi­ter on the cam­pus on V-Day.

“The ad­vi­sory is­sued by the univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tion is not right. V-Day has been cel­e­brated ear­lier also but the ad­vi­sory was never is­sued. The V-C wants to change the univer­sity he is try­ing to take away stu­dents’ rights,” said a stu­dent.


The Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity (AMU) re­port­edly asked girl stu­dents to re­main in their hos­tels on Wed­nes­day. Though no of­fi­cial or­der was is­sued in this re­gard, the hos­tel war­den and guard in­formed the stu­dents that they were not sup­posed to leave the cam­pus dur­ing the day.

A few stu­dents posted on so­cial me­dia that they had been “con­fined”. One of them posted: “The out­ing of Ab­dul­lah Hall girls has been can­celled for Wed­nes­day. Every year, if Wed­nes­day or Sun­day falls on Fe­bru­ary 14, the out­ing of Ab­dul­lah Hall res­i­dents is can­celled. ” Naima Gul­rez, prin­ci­pal, Women’s Col­lege (AMU), said: “There is no such or­der pro­hibit­ing girls from go­ing out­side the hos­tel.” How­ever, Is­lam, the guard posted at the main gate of the col­lege, said he had been in­formed that the cus­tom­ary out­ing of girls on Wed­nes­day had been can­celled on Wed­nes­day, which will be al­lowed on Thurs­day. Col­lege au­thor­i­ties said hostellers were al­lowed two out­ings in a week – Wed­nes­day and Sun­day.

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