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NIT-Kurukshetra orders students not to gate-crash weddings, threatens disciplinary action

NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.

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New Delhi: Students gate-crashing weddings is not unheard of in India, but now an education institute has decided to consider it a breach of discipline.

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, issued a circular on 16 March, telling its students to “desist” from gate crashing weddings, else disciplinary action will be taken against them.

The circular also called gate-crashing a wedding “unethical, immoral and uncivilised behavior”.

Although the institute did not spell out disciplinary action, it usually involves a fine or the suspension of the student from hostel for a period of time.

According to officials of the college, they had to take this action after they received complaints from the nearby areas about wedding crashers.

“NIT is a very reputed institute and students studying here should not be indulging in anything that is objectionable,” NIT’s chief warden R.P. Chauhan told ThePrint over phone.

“We had to take this action after receiving complaints from the neighborhood areas about students gate crashing weddings. I don’t think there is anything wrong in what I have told the students, it’s not a good thing to gate-crash parties.”

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What the circular says

“It has been reported that some students of our institute are going to attend marriage parties without having any invitation. This type of behaviour is considered highly unethical/ uncalled for, immoral and unwanted,” said the circular, a copy of which has been accessed by ThePrint.

“All the students are informed that they should desist from doing such type of uncivilised activities. Disciplinary action will be taken against students doing such type of activities as per institute rules,” read the circular that has been sent to all the hostels by the Office of Chief Warden.

Circulars dictating student behaviour, especially for hostel boarders, are common.

Recently, Lucknow University asked its students to “refrain” from playing Holi on the campus.

In December last year, chief warden of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Tamil Nadu asked its students to not play online games with a special mention to PUBG, the popular video game that has been banned in some states.

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