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Lucknow University Out of Bounds for Students on Valentine's Day

File photo of the Lucknow University main campus.

File photo of the Lucknow University main campus.

The University proctor has blamed students 'influenced by western culture' as the reason for declaring the campus as a no-go zone.

Lucknow: The Lucknow University administration has issued a unique advisory for students and asked them not to come to campus on Valentine’s Day. The official letter also states that if any student is found roaming on campus, then disciplinary action will be taken against them.

Expressing their displeasure over the university administration's order, students have said that this is an example of a “choti soch (small thinking)”. The circular, posted on notice boards in the campus, states that the college will remain closed on February 14, on account of Maha Shivaratri.

"It has been seen in the past years that some students, influenced by western culture celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14. We want to inform all students of the university that both the campuses of the university will remain closed on account of Maha Shivaratri and no extra classes, practicals cultural programme will be held," an advisory issued by LU Proctor Vinod Singh on February 10 said.

Organising any kind of cultural program on this day has also been restricted.

“Why don’t they issue such notices on other holidays? Why only on Valentine’s Day? This shows their mentality and insecurity. If students don’t go to the university, then who will?” said a second-year student.

first published:February 13, 2018, 13:34 IST