Mount Zion Law College blocks mixed' biking

Girls on pillion will cause boys go high-speed'.

Pathanamthitta: Girl students of a self-financing law college near here can no longer ride pillion with boys on their two-wheelers. The Mount Zion Law College at Kadammanitta has frowned on such a ‘practice’ claiming that it may lead to accidents as the boys go at high speeds. A circular put up on the notice board said girls who insisted on riding with boys should get written consent from their parents.

Principal Paul Gomez claimed that the circular, dated January 11, 2018, was issued on the basis of an alert issued by the police authorities over the safety of pillion-riders. “Those who still want to travel on these vehicles can get the permission from their parents,” the principal told DC. The college, however, has not restricted the girls from riding their own two-wheelers.

The notice said that the police authorities had alerted the head of educational institutions to discourage the tendency of girl students to travel on motorcycles and scooters with boys. “Accordingly, the girl students are advised to desist from this practice,” it said.

K.K. Jose, college director (administration), told DC that the college management was not aware of the issue. “It is the principal who decides these matters,” he said. The police, too, denied issuing such a directive. “We have put no restrictions on girl students from travelling with boys on motorcycles,” Mr K.A. Vidhyadharan, Pathanamthitta DySP, told DC.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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