Veer Surendra Sai Varsity’s diktat: Girls, do not talk to boys

Bhubaneswar: Reporters have found in  Burla’s Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), a strange notice  displayed as per the direction of  the Vice-Chancellor Atul Choudhury, which compels us to think if we are going back to the Victorian ages of prudery and segregation of the sexes. Inmates of girls’ hostel of the state’s oldest engineering institute have been directed not to talk to boys. The notice issued to boarders of Rohini Hall of Residence, a women’s hostel of VSSUT, has asked them “not to talk to boys on the roadside” failing which they will face strict action.

Sources in the VSSUT confirmed to Orissa POST about the issuance of the notice and said the notice was issued for the security of the girl inmates after several complaints from parents and local police against crowding near Rohini hostel were reported.

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