Egypt’s Al-Azhar college has confirmed the expulsion of a feminine scholar after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the varsity’s popularity.
The video, which went viral earlier this month, confirmed a younger man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling earlier than a younger girl after which hugging her in what appeared to be a proposal.
The video was not filmed at Al-Azhar, however at one other institution, Mansoura University within the nation’s north. However the disciplinary council of the Al-Azhar University campus in Mansoura on Saturday “determined to expel the younger woman definitively”, college spokesman Ahmed Zarie instructed AFP.
He stated the video had triggered a “public outcry” and that the college’s choice to expel her was as a result of she had introduced a “unhealthy picture” of Al-Azhar University, which strictly segregates the genders. He stated hugging between single women and men violates “the values and rules of society”.
The expelled scholar, nonetheless, can attraction the expulsion choice, Zarie stated. The younger man who appeared within the video may additionally face sanctions, a spokesman for Mansoura University stated, including that the varsity’s disciplinary council will meet on Monday to resolve his “punishment”.
Egypt, a predominantly Muslim nation, is a largely conservative society. Final 12 months, prosecutors detained a feminine singer for 4 days for “incitement to debauchery” after a web-based video clip which included sensual oriental dances and suggestive gestures went viral. And in 2017 one other feminine pop singer was sentenced to two years in jail on related expenses, additionally over a video deemed provocative. Her sentence was decreased to a 12 months on attraction.
Egypt’s al-Azhar University simply completely expelled a scholar for giving her boyfriend a “hug” after he proposed to her. Sure, we’re speaking about the identical nation that has one of many worst data of sexual harassment. Deep societal hypocrisy + authorities’s pathetic insurance policies pic.twitter.com/jYZX6i58vF
— Amr Magdi (@ganobi) January 12, 2019