Azhar expels female student
CAIRO: Egypt’s Al-Azhar university yesterday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school’s reputation. The video, which went viral earlier this month, showed a young man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a young woman and then hugging her in what appeared to be a marriage proposal at Mansoura University. The disciplinary council of the Al-Azhar University campus in Mansoura on Saturday “decided to expel the young girl definitively”, university spokesman Ahmed Zarie said, adding the woman can appeal the decision. The young man could also face sanctions, a spokesman for Mansoura University said, adding that the school’s disciplinary council will meet today to decide his “punishment”.