In a bizarre circular put out by the Lucknow University (LU), students have been warned of disciplinary action if found "sitting or roaming" in the campus on the Valentine's Day tomorrow (February).
An 'advisory' issued by LU Proctor Vinod Singh, dated February 10, also urged the parents no to send their wards to the university on February 14 when the university will remain closed on account of Mahashivratri festival.
"In recent years it has been seen that influenced by western culture, young people celebrate February 14 as Valentine's Day,” the advisory said.
"We want to inform all students of the university that both the campuses of the university will remain closed on account of Mahashivratri and no extra classes, practicals cultural programme will be held," it added.
"We all appeal the parents of the students no to send their wards to the university. Disciplinary action will be taken against those found sitting or roaming on the campus," Singh said in the advisory dated February 10.
Meanwhile, the diktat has been widely condemned by students.
Last year, the LU had asked students not to bring gifts or flowers on Valentine's Day claiming it wanted to check the harassment of women.
With PTI Inputs