In the latest infringement on the freedom of female students, young women at a college in Kerala were instructed not to lock the doors of their hostel rooms, even while changing.
Well, reports have it that the principal of Upasana College of Nursing fears her students are having lesbian sex under the pretext of changing clothes.
The students allege that the college management has been suffocating them with ridiculous rules and heavy fines. Students say that though the rules and alleged harassment of those belonging to lower caste has been happening for few months, what ended their patience was a bizarre instruction to girl students in the hostel.
The students are reportedly demanding the resignation of the college’s principal MP Jessykutty who they allege ridicules them by calling casteist slurs, interferes into their privacy. As per the reports, mobile phones are also restricted in the campus and the students are allowed to use a common phone once a week or alternate days.
The students also claimed that they were barred from using internet in the library as the management said they might watch porn.
The student also alleged that the college principal harasses students belonging to lower caste and imposes many such rules and heavy fines.
“I have seen her doing this to one of my seniors who belongs to a Scheduled Caste,” said a second-year student. “When we complain, she would say that the SC/ST students won’t need to face any consequence even if they protest, but students from general category would. She used to dissuade us from protesting.”
Upasana College is run by the Upasana Charitable Society, started by businessman Ravi Pillai.