Mysore University bans movement of women in evening, withdraws order after backlash

Karnataka higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan wrote to the Mysore University VC to withdraw the order.

Mysore University bans movement of women in evening, withdraws order after backlash University of Mysore bans movement of women in evening, withdraws order after backlash
Abhijit Srivastava | Aug 29, 2021 - 12:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Facing backlash from students, Karnataka higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan on Saturday directed University of Mysore and other university vice-chancellors to withdraw orders restricting movement of women on campus.

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Mysore University had issued an order barring movement of women on campus after 6:30 pm following the gang-rape of a student late evening on Tuesday in Karnataka. These restrictions were placed only on women, no such restrictions were placed on the male students.

The university registrar had issued a circular which also barred female students from going to Kukkarahalli Lake premises, after 6.30 pm, as per a report by The Wire.

Narayan in a social media post on Twitter said, “In the wake of the tragedy in Mysore, I informed the Vice Chancellor to withdraw the order as soon as the circular issued by the University of Mysore forbidding the student movement at the VV campus after 6.30 pm. Accordingly it was withdrawn.”

On the issue of women security inside the university and the preventive measure put in place he further added that, “All vice-chancellors are advised to take safety measures and create safe...campuses. In addition to extensive monitoring, patrolling must be done by security personnel. All Vice Chancellors have been directed to take necessary action to maintain law and order.”

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