Indore: Seven students of Devi Ahilya University here, who were last week forced to stay out of the girls' hostel overnight for going out without permission, have been now asked to vacate their rooms and shift to a dormitory on the varsity premises.
"All seven girls will have to leave the hostel and go to the dormitory. It is necessary to punish these girls to send a message of discipline to other students living in hostels," said vice-chancellor Narendra Dhakad today.
On September 28, seven girls went out to attend a Garba without seeking permission from the hostel administration, and returned around 11.30 pm. As punishment, they were not allowed to enter the hostel that night.
Asked about the incident, Dhakad told PTI, "These girls had gone out to see Garba without informing the administration and returned late at night without caring about their own security. Due to the blessings of the almighty, university administration was saved from embarrassment as nothing untoward took place."
Greeshma Trivedi, national executive member of student organisation ABVP, termed the action as injustice. "Earlier they were kept out of the hostel overnight and now they are told to vacate their rooms. We will not tolerate this," she said.
Vipin Wankhede, president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of NSUI, warned of agitation if the girls were evicted from the hostel rooms.