Published: 29th March 2017
IIT Roorkee lifts curfew at girls' hostel: Girls can roam around like boys, says director
The college authorities have also deputed patrolling squads around the case to make sure that no 'inappropriate' incident happens
IIT Roorkee has lifted the restrictions at its hostels for girls bringing the rules at par with those for the boys hostels. The decision following repeated demands from the students comes at a time when girl students from various universities across the country are alleging discrimination in the hostel curfew timings and other regulations as against those for the boys.
"The students have been demanding this for long and we have decided to do away with the restrictions. Like boys, girls can also step out of their hostels and roam around the campus round the clock," IIT Roorkee Director A K Chaturvedi said, as reported by The New Indian Express. "The entry of boys and girls in the common rooms of the hostels and vice-versa has also been allowed earlier this month. However, we have deputed two patrolling vans using which security personnel roam around the campus during night hours to ensure there is no untoward incident.
Girls can also call these vans like they can call any PCR in case of emergency
AK Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee
Chaturvedi, who took charge of the top post in December last year, has also given a go ahead for opening of the library during night hours when the examinations are round the corner. "The library will now be open 24 X 7 a week before the examination and during the entire duration of exams," he added.