Do Married Girl Students Distract Unmarried Girls In Residential Colleges?

Hyderabad: Do married girl students a source of distraction for unmarried girl students in educational institutions? The Telangana government seems to think so as is evident from a notification issued on Tuesday by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Institutions Society (TSWREIS) inviting applications for admission in to Social Welfare Residential Women’s Colleges for the academic year 2017-18.

The notification specifically mentioned that the admissions for   B.A, B.Com and B.Sc 1st year degree courses in the colleges were meant for unmarried women candidates only. There are 23 such residential colleges with an intake of 280 students in each college per year. What is more, the officials even justified that the main intent in calling for admission from unmarried girl students only in residential colleges, was mainly to prevent them from getting distracted due to the presence of married students. They even justified their assertion by pointing out that husbands of married girl students tend to visit their wives in the colleges and this was bound to distract the attention of unmarried students.

What is intriguing is that this medieval mindset of the Telangana authorities has come to the fore just few days away from the International Women’s Day to be observed all over the world on March 8. Shocked and surprised by the notification, the activists have condemned the authorities for such a ridiculous policy and appealed to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to immediately withdraw the notification and ensure admission to the residential women’s colleges to even married women students. (NSS)

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