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Jamia women students slam 'discriminatory' rules in hostel

New Delhi: A group of women students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University on Monday launched a protest against "discriminatory" restrictions on them, a week after a hostel inmate was not allowed to receive food she had ordered online after the 8-pm deadline.
One of the inmates of the Old Hall of Girls' Residence of the university alleged a woman student was last week not allowed to receive food she had ordered for herself after the "curfew timing".
"Similarly numerous rules and regulations restrict the mobility and autonomy of adult women in our institutions of higher education," she said.
Provost Dr S Azar Khursheed said that after the incident a notice was issued yesterday extending the deadline.
"They (the woman students) may be granted a maximum of four late nights permission (till 10 pm) in a month with prior permission of hostel authorities and message from parents," the notice says.
"Food items may be received till 10 pm at night," it adds.
According to the previous rule, women students were allowed entry to the hostel till 8 pm and food items could be received till the same time, university authorities said.
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