A video of a female student proposing to her university mate within the University of Lahore premises has taken Twitter by storm.
The viral footage shows the woman with her right knee bent, a bouquet of roses in her hand, proposing to an elated man, who hugs her afterwards.
The unusual and bold move by the woman to initiate the proposal drew a large crowd that applauded and cheered the couple on, amid the movie-like scene.
The proposal, however, did not sit well with the University of Lahore.
The varsity issued a letter on Friday in which it said the disciplinary committee has decided to expel the students.
“A meeting of the Special Disciplinary Committee was held on 12-3-2021 at 10:30am in the Office of the Rector,” reads the notification.
It said that the two students “were involved in gross misconduct and violation of University rules”, adding that they were summoned before the committee but “failed to appear”.
The order further stated that in pursuance of Section 9 of the General Discipline and Code of Conduct on the Campus, the committee has decided to expel the two students for violating the varsity’s rules and regulations and “serious infraction of the code of conduct”.
“Furthermore, as per Section 16 […] they are debarred from entering the premises of University of Lahore and all its sub-campuses.”
While most reactions on Twitter to the proposal and the subsequent action by the varsity range are unkind or inflammatory, some chuckle-inducing posts did emerge from the incident.
One user posted a meme on behalf of UOL students saying “Ab underground hone ka samay aa gaya hai (it is now time to go underground)”.
Another shared a photo of Amitabh Bachan from the Bollywood movie “Mohabbatein” where he plays a varsity principal who is perceived by students to be an enemy of love.
“Presenting to you, the Principal of the University of Lahore,” read the accompanying caption.
A third, in a nod to the “pawri hori hai” meme, wrote: “Ye me hun, ye meri GF hai aur yeh hum expel ho rahe hain (This is me, this is my girlfriend, and this is us getting expelled).”