A young woman bent down on one knee and handed a young man roses and a card. He then pulled her in for a hug. As the crowd of students cheered them on, University of Lahore issued an expulsion letter to the duo. What followed was social media chaos.
According to a statement issued by the registrar of the varsity, a special disciplinary committee meeting was held on March 12 at 10:30am and the two students were called in but failed to appear. The committee then decided to expel the two students and ban them from entering any of the university's campuses.
Many, including local celebrities were furious that an act of love was punished while harassment complaints were rarely taken notice of.
Sharmila Faruqi thought the proposal was powerful
Fawad Chaudhry asked the administration to review their decision
To consider women as property is against religion, he claimed, saying that marrying by choice was a woman's basic right.
Yasir Hussain pointed out the hypocrisy
"In this country anyone who harasses a woman on the streets is a man, and anyone who showers her with love and respect, is shameless. The guy who keeps a woman hanging is still inside the uni, but anyone who proposes marriage is out."
Shehzad Roy was just done with the double standards
No one bats an eye when a woman is beaten up in public, but to hug her out of love is considered a punishable crime, the Laga Reh singer stated.
Mira Sethi thought this was brutalisation of society
Activist Jibran Nasir said our morals were a joke
Bakhtawar Zardari thought it was simply ridiculous
Shaniera Akram was all for love
Celebrities are speaking up in support of the University of Lahore couple