Girls at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Calicut have been instructed not to roam around with boys inside the residential campus.
A warning, issued by the warden on 22 November, stated: "Inmates of the ladies hostel and mega ladies hostel are strictly instructed not to roam with boy students inside the residential campus. We got lot of complaints in this regard. If any girl is found along with a boy student inside the residential campus, severe action will be taken against her, including suspension and expulsion from the hostel."
Inmates of ladies hostel are instructed not to roam with boy student inside residential campus: National Institute of Tech, Calicut hostels pic.twitter.com/DSF1e1lTvm— ANI (@ANI_news) November 24, 2016
"I think it's really atrocious to give such rules and especially in Kerala which has the highest literacy rate. I am completely against it. I feel that there is nothing wrong in roaming around with boys or talking to them," Tushara, a student told ANI.
Another student, Tanvi said that it is shocking as it is normal to roam around with boys in a democratic country.
"It's a narrow minded attitude towards girls roaming with boys. I am roaming with a boy that does not mean I am having something with that boy or he is my boyfriend. I think it's very normal, we roam around with people. We are living in a democratic country here. Coming this from Kerala is a bit shocking for me because it has the highest literacy in terms of females also."