Many universities in India have tried to preach students over their clothing but so far they have steered clear of the sensitive topics as masturbation. On Monday, however, a notice came out, purportedly issued by the chief warden of the Manipal university, stating that they should refrain from performing the act in the bathrooms. It has turned out that the notice was nothing but a figment of some thrill-seeker’s imagination.
The circulation notice dated 20/12/2016 issued under the name of chief warden Col CMS Kalakoti said that the students must masturbate in their rooms as the shower drains were not designed to handle semen. The notice further said that “excess amount of semen in the drain costs thousands of rupee in maintenance and must be reflected in the hostel price next year.”
The notice was picked up by many news websites as students expressed concerns on Twitter over the alleged undermining of the students’ rights to self-pleasure. A few called it a surgical strike on single students.
Surgical strike by Manipal University on Single students
— Mohit (@pessimist_Mr_J) December 21, 2016
— Asisssssh (@Desiii_Munda) December 22, 2016
However, when the Inuth.com team contacted Manipal University, many staff members confirmed that the notice was fake.
“When the chief warden issues a notice, it has his sign and stamp which is not present in the fake notice being circulated on the social media. It is fake,” said a staff member.
Turns out that until Parliament passes a bill to ban it or a court pronounces a judgment on it, no force on earth can ask students not to masturbate unless they do it privately. They can do it to get relief from exam stress, or just for recreational purposes- it is their right to masturbate and they shall have it!