HC questions night curfew at ladies' hostels, Govt argues restrictions ensure discipline

Kerala High Court | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Wednesday questioned the night curfew imposed in girls’ hostels while no such restrictions are implemented in boys’ hostels. The court was considering a plea moved by the girl students at Kozhikode medical college.

A bench headed by Justice Devan Ramachandran was considering the plea related to the time restrictions in the girls’ hostel of Govt. Medical College in Kozhikode.
The court challenged the relevance of a hostel rule that set night curfew timing for girls when no similar rules exist for boys.

The government informed the court that the maximum time limit for entrance into the girls’ hostel has been fixed at 9.30 pm to maintain discipline as per the demand of parents.

However, the court opposed this argument and asserted that girls should get all freedom experienced by boys.

It has been hinted that the court may declare an interim order in this case.

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