The order was issued a week ago by the administration and signed by the Provost of Abdullah Hall, Dr Ghazala Parveen.
The notice contained following diktats:
- To keep in possession only one cell phone to talk to parents and not to boyfriends.
- To wear proper and decent-looking dresses, ie, salwar kameez with dupatta, both in or outside the hostel.
- To go to Dining hall for all meals.
The notice also came with a warning "If any girl is caught violating the dress code, she will be fined Rs 500″. There were also restrictions that barred students from visiting cinemas, restaurants and hotels.
According to a news agency, the new set of diktats were directed at undergraduate students of the Women's College living in the Abdullah Hall of the Aligarh Muslim University.
In an unexpected U-turn, AMU issued a statement, saying: "This was only an advisory, issued in Abdullah Hall by Ghazala Praveen .. This is not an official decision of AMU... We have asked Ghazala Parveen, who is in-charge of overall supervision of hostels to withdraw decision."
Earlier also, AMU has put restrictions for boys not permitting them to come on motorcycles. The vice chancellor had also instructed male students to wear sherwanis when they came to meet him.
(With Agency inputs)