A month after the instruction given to male and female students for maintaining a “six-inch” distance between them, the Bahira University Islamabad administration has taken another weird verdict. As per the new order the female students are barred from using all the food outlets except for the “Dean’s cafeteria” at the campus.
The instruction was given and was accordingly signed by the deputy director (Admin Coordination) Commander (Retd.) Habib ur Rehman on Monday. He has ordered the female students to avail the cafeteria facility of the Deans Cafeteria in Quaid Block whereas all the other food outlets of the university premises have been barred for them from visiting.
Likewise, all the male students are instructed to avail the Capital Café, Daily Grind and Student Café facility only whereas the Dean’s Café—designated only for girls would be out of limits for them with immediate effect.
As per the notification, disciplinary action would be taken against the ones who fail to abide by the new ruling.
A staff member on request of anonymity said that when the university is same for boys and girls, the laboratories are same, the classes are same then why not the cafes?
As per him, Bahria University is always in news for all the wrong reasons. He said that segregating the male students from the female students at university means that the attempt of making the students responsible members of society has failed.
He further added that the people who are on a continuous basis coming up with such ideas for students who are to enter a professional world needs to rethink before giving out such strange notifications or verdicts.
Previously, the university was criticised for issuing an order to maintain a six-inch distance when male and female students make any interaction. The students were strictly forbidden from “touching” each other.
So far, no one from the university administration has commented anything regarding the notification.