University of Lahore's lovebirds get Fawad's support
Reacting to the expulsion of a female student by a private university in Lahore for proposing her class fellow for marriage and later hugging him in front of university fellows a few days ago, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said Monday that Islam guarantees every girl the right to marry of her free will, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In a tweet, he called upon the University of Lahore’s (UoL) administration to revisit its decision of expelling both the girl and her class fellow since Islam is against considering women a property.
مرضی سے شادی ہر لڑکی کا بنیادی حق ہے، اسلام عورتوں کو جو حقوق دیتا ہے مرضی کی شادی ان حقوق میں مرکزی حیثئیت رکھتی ہے یونیورسٹی انتظامیہ اپنے فیصلے پر نظرثانی کرے، لڑکیوں کو پراپرٹی سمجھنا اسلام کے خلاف ہے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 15, 2021
The university had expelled the students following a video of the incident spread on social media this week.
In the clip, a female university student gets down on one knee and proposes to her boyfriend; the couple can then be seen hugging and holding bouquets of flowers as onlookers cheer them on and film the scene.
The University of Lahore said the pair had acted "in violation of university rules".
It added in a statement on Friday that they had failed to appear before a disciplinary hearing and were later expelled for "serious infraction of the code of conduct".