The Allahabad High Court on Friday sent notice to Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah over his recent remarks on girls’ entry into library.
The court has sought a reply from Shah on the matter within two weeks. Next hearing in the matter will be on November 24.
The vice chancellor of AMU had rejected the demand of women students to have access to the library, saying there would be "four times more boys" in the library if girls were allowed in.
The Women's College students, who have never been allowed entry to the Maulana Azad Library, had asked for access to the library as it is reportedly better stocked than their college library.
"The issue is not of discipline, but of space. Our library is packed," the Vice Chancellor had said, justifying why the girls were not allowed membership in the library.
(With agencies inputs)