The Jahangirnagar University (JU) university authorities have issued a notice barring female students from entering their dormitories after 10pm.
The notice signed by Registrar Abu Bakar Siddique on Thursday was circulated in all eight female dormitories of the campus.
According to the notice, entrances to the female dormitories will be closed at 10pm. No students will be allowed in after the time exceeds.
Earlier in 2014, the university authorities issued a notice restricting entry and exit of students of Jahanara Imam hall after 10pm that saw heavy protests by female students. The protesters termed the decision as 'Sandhya Ain' or evening rule. Later the authorities were forced to relax the restriction.
Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique admitted issuing of the notice but declined to comment further.
Professor Koushik Saha, president of the JU Hall Provosts' Committee, said the rule of female students not being allowed to enter their dormitories 10pm had been there since long.
“The notice was served as a reminder to the female students before the next academic session beginningon February 5. The decision was made considering the safety of female students,,” he said.
He also said the decision was made during a joint meeting of university administration and hall provosts in mid-January.
Pro-VC (administration) Prof Md Amir Hossain said that he was not aware of the notice.
“I just heard about the matter. I will come to know about it tomorrow,” Hossain said.