The government has asked a person to close a hostel being run in a residential building after the girls living there complained of harassment.
The move has come after the parents of some of the residents of the girls' hostel on Saturday lodged a complaint with the local police, alleging that some miscreants had harassed the girls by knocking on the doors of the hostel at night.
Revenue assistant commissioner Sajad Ahmad Qadri told mediapersons, "The owner of the building, who has not got his house registered as a hostel, gave three rooms to 22 girls on rent at `6,000 per month." These girls belong to various places across the Valley and are here to attend coaching classes for entrance examinations.
"The girls residing in the hostel have complained that some unidentified goons had created panic by smashing the windows of the building late on Thursday and Friday nights. The girls had raised alarm, which prevented the miscreants from sneaking in," he said, adding that the building owner had made no arrangement for security.
"We have provided security to the girls and the building owner, and the girls' parents have been told to evacuate them by Sunday," he added.