On Thursday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Gomal University outlawed all male and female couples and mixed student groups on its campus in an effort to prevent any “untoward incident.”
“It is notified for all the concerned that gathering/coupling (Male & Female) is totally Banned in any ground, roads, etc.,” reads the university’s announcement. beyond the department’s boundaries.”
Additionally, the university instructed “female students” to exercise caution and restraint in their classrooms and department common areas.
The varsity was warned that “strict action would be taken against those students, violating the rules.”
The decision would, in the words of the university administration, contribute to making female students’ lives safer and better. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University Bans Mixed Gathering of boys and Girls Students
It is pertinent to note that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University had imposed a Rs5,000 fine on two students of its Institute of Computing and Information Technology (ICIT) Department for listening to music while classes were in session the previous year. The university prohibits mixed-gender gatherings.
The two students had been listening to music on a Bluetooth speaker in a varsity classroom, according to the then-chairman of the ICIT Department.
“Disturbed the classes that were ongoing in the department at the time,” he had added.
The chairman had stated, “Both students were warned multiple times to stop [the music] and were fined when they did not pay attention to the requests.”