DU to scrap rule barring married female students at halls

DU to scrap rule barring married female students at halls

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The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) are going to abolish a rule that bars married female students from staying at dormitories.

A recommendation to scrap the directive has been made in a meeting of provost standing committee on Wednesday.

Following the meeting, DU pro-vice chancellor professor Muhammad Samad confirmed the development to Prothom Alo.

UNB adds: Earlier, a legal notice was served on Dhaka University authorities asking them to withdraw the restriction on pregnant and married female students over staying at residential halls.

The notice demanded that necessary steps be taken to repeal the discriminatory provision against female students within three working days of receiving the notice, otherwise the intervention of the High Court would be sought in the matter.

Mohammad Shishir Monir, a lawyer of the Supreme Court and a former student of the law department of Dhaka University, sent the legal notice to DU vice-chancellor, registrar, proctor and provosts of three women’s dormitories, including Shamsun Nahar Hall on Wednesday.

In the notice, the Supreme Court Lawyer said the right to stay in a university dorm does not depend on whether the student is pregnant and married or not.

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