Bengaluru: Shortly after issuing an order prohibiting girls from moving around on campus after 6.30 pm, the University of Mysuru withdrew it. The order was issued in wake of the brutal gangrape of a 22-year-old student in Mysuru on August 24.
It was withdrawn following instructions by Karnataka higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan.
While the university had claimed that the rule had been made for the security of girls on campus, it had invited lot of criticism
As per the order, issued by the university on August 26 and effective from the next day, girl students were barred from moving around on its Mansangotriya campus after 6.30 pm. This order had been issued for the Kukkarahalli Lake campus as well.
According to the university, the order was issued on the verbal direction of the police department.
Not just the order, but even “insensitive” comments by politicians on the matter have raked up a lot of controversy.
The female student had gone with her classmate to Chamundi Hills on the outskirts of Mysuru. A group of drunk men followed the couple into the forest and assaulted them. They reported demanded money and, on being refused, beat up the youth and raped the girl, leaving her. She sustained severe injuries. Both the students had to be hospitalized.
Earlier on Saturday, the Karnataka police had said they had arrested five persons in the case.
Four of them were arrested in Sathyamangala, Tamil Nadu. The fith one was arrested from Chamarajanagar in Karnataka, according to police sources.
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