The University of Mysore rescinded its directive on Saturday, a day after garnering criticism for prohibiting lady students from leaving the Manasagangotri campus after 6:30 p.m. The University has now released a revised circular that applies to all students, not only women. Following the alleged gang rape of a student on the outskirts of Mysuru city, the University of Mysore issued the first order on August 28. According to a report, the directive specified that no student will be allowed to stay on the Manasa Gangothri campus after 6.30 p.m.
CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister of Higher Education, has ordered the university to rescind the instruction.
“In the wake of the tragedy in Mysore, I informed the Vice-Chancellor to remove the order as soon as the University of Mysore circular prohibiting student mobility at the VV campus after 6.30 pm is issued,” Mr Narayan said on Twitter. As a result, it has been withdrawn.”
The minister also instructed all university vice-chancellors to take extra precautions to safeguard the safety of women on campus. “All vice-chancellors are urged to take precautions and construct secure...campuses. Security staff must patrol in addition to conducting intensive monitoring. Mr Narayan continued, "All Vice-Chancellors have been asked to take appropriate action to ensure law and order."