The SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) in Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu has filed a complaint with police against the fake circular which is being circulated around the campus. The fake circular claims that ‘Single girls would not be allowed on the campus.’
Institute in the complaint has written that fake circular is defaming the college and its policy. Circular mentions that it’s mandatory that the girl students should have a boyfriend from now on as reported by The News Minute.
The complaint was filed with the Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Chennai police by SRMIST.
“This is to bring to your kind attention that there are a couple of fake and inappropriate circulars being sent under the name and designation of SRMIST’S administration/Registrar. These circulars contain false information and spoil the image of our Institute. Henceforth any person – student attempting to send such unauthorized letters will be dealt with firmly and expelled from the Institution. A police complaint will also be filed against them,” a notice by the institution said.
The viral letter asking to ‘spread love’ reads, “It is mandatory for each and every female student of SRMIST KTR Campus to have a boyfriend inside the university premises. This has been done for security purposes. Those girls who are single will not be allowed to enter into premises. They will have to show a recent picture with their boyfriend while entering the campus.” (sic).
Responding to the issue, the Registrar Sethuraman told The Hindu, “We regularly send circulars regarding COVID-19 and the rules regarding the reopening of the college from time to time. Some students have misused the letters. Since we send it by mail and such reworded letters come only through social media, we are unable to trace those involved.”