Now This: Tamil Nadu University bans bachelors from entering garden

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Jan. 28: Moral policing has reached new heights in Tamil Nadu, thanks to Agricultural University. In the name of “immoral” activities taking place inside the garden, the authorities here has started banning bachelors from visiting the  famous Botanical Gardens.

People entering the gardens would have to show their ID cards to the authorities as there were reports of ‘immoral acts’ taking place in the garden, said an official.

“Almost 50 percent visitors have reduced since the new rule has been enforced. One of the reasons for imposing the restriction is that we have grown medical plants for educational purposes in the garden. But, we have been receiving a lot of complaints about the couples crowding the garden which made us take this decision,” Prof. Kannan, Botanical Garden in-charge and horticulture scientist said.

However, the decision has received backlash from youngsters who say the rules are too harsh.

“We all are a group of girls, but they are not letting us in as we do not have proper ID proof. Some relaxation should be given,” said a student who was here with her friends.

But, a lot of people have applauded the authorities for taking the step. A woman who was visiting the garden with her family said she was happy as “there would not be any indecent activity inside the garden”. (inputs from agencies)