Hostels are not tourist homes for nightlife,Kerala University for Health Sciences told HC

Kerala HC

The hostels are not tourist homes for nightlife and students don’t have to go out at the night, Kerala University for Health Sciences told to the Kerala High Court on Tuesday through an affidavit

Kerala High Court is hearing plea filed by certain girl students of Government Medical College Kozhikode against the impugned notification issued by the Higher Education Department barring female students from going out of the Hostel after 9.30 pm.

“People reach maturity at the age of 25. Anything said before that is not acceptable. According to international studies, a person reaches full maturity at the age of 25. Any decisions they make before that need to be guided. They stay in the hostel to study and not to enjoy the nightlife. They don’t have to go out at night. College libraries close at 9 pm. So there is no mistake in saying that you have to enter the hostel at 9.30. Children should sleep when they should.”the University said,

During the hearing the court  sought an explanation from the state government on whether the reading rooms on the campuses can function even at night.

The court further asked the principals to take a decision on opening the reading rooms at night if the students requested.

The Court has posted this matter for tomorrow for further hearing.

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