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Gomal University bans mixed-gender gatherings on campus

Gomal University has put a ban on mixed-gender gatherings on campus!

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Gomal University in a notification issued on Thursday imposed a complete ban on mixed gatherings of students and coupling (male and female) on its premises.

According to the university’s administration, the decision has been taken in a bid to avoid any “untoward incident”, and would help provide a better and safer environment for female students.

According to the notification: “It is notified for all the concerned that gathering/coupling (Male & Female) is totally Banned in any ground, roads etc. beyond the premises of department.”

The university also directed “female students” to be careful and limit themselves in their classrooms and the department’s common rooms

“Strict action would be taken against those students, violating the rules,” it added.

In Mar 2021,  Gomal University’s ICIT department finned its two students for listening to music while classes were in session.

The Chairman of the ICIT Department, Zia Ud Din, said the two students had been playing music on a Bluetooth speaker in a teaching area of the varsity.

He added that their action, “disturbed the classes ongoing in the department at the time”.

“Both students were warned multiple times to stop [the music] and were fined when they did not [pay] heed to the requests,” the chairman said.

He added that the Bluetooth speaker was also confiscated from the students.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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