Ministry of Human Rights Parliamentary Secretary Lal Chand Malhi has termed the University of Lahore’s decision to expel two students for hugging on campus an “overreaction” and asked the varsity to re-admit them.
Malhi says that the University’s reaction was completely over the top because they did not give the two kids a chance to explain themselves. He says that it wasn’t such a heinous crime, that the University ended up expelling them,
Personally, I think the ministry is right. Yes, what the couple is doing is wrong and it was something that is supposed to be private. Public displays of affection by an unmarried couple on educational premises should not be okay in the Islamic Replublic Of Pakistan. But was it such a huge crime that they had to be expelled? Numerous students are harassed, ragged on University premises, but no action is taken. I cannot believe that two people that were hugging each other seems more outrageous than harassment.
I think the students could have been given a warning, or they could have gotten a suspension. But rusticating them? That is simply a HUGE punishment!