Chengdu judge hears claims of illicit sex unfounded because girl is still a virgin Two mainland university students have taken their university to court after they were expelled for kissing alone in a classroom. Xiao Li told the People's Court in Wuhou district, Chengdu, Sichuan province, this week: 'We were shocked by the university's decision. It should not have done that. My girlfriend and I are still together to support each other. And our classmates support us too.' Xiao Li and classmate Xiao Liu - not their full names - were studying English literature at Northwest Financial University, Chengdu. They told the court they were together in an empty classroom in May this year and started kissing because they were bored and later 'fell on to the floor'. Their actions were recorded by closed circuit video cameras. They said they were called to the dean's office three days later and were told to write 'self-criticism reports'. Eight days after that they were expelled. The pair told the court the university 'cited the third sub-clause of the 13th item of the university's guidelines, published in 1996, which says: 'Students who have illegal sex will be struck off the university roll'.' After the expulsion, Xiao Liu went to a hospital accompanied by her mother for a virginity test, which said it was still intact. The couple and their parents then approached the university to ask for reinstatement but to no avail. They said they were forbidden to take their final exams on July 5 and took legal action against the university in August. Their lawyer Chen Qianbo, told the court: 'The couple felt helpless and angry when they decided to sue the university. The university's decision had no legal foundation as it went beyond the law to explain 'illegal sex' and violated the adult students' private rights. 'The couple had no sex, which was testified by Xiao Liu's medical report. How come it was illegal sex? University staff have also failed to provide the videotape they shot, which was the only evidence.' The case was initially adjourned on October 14 for the judge to consider how to proceed and reconvened a week later when the expulsion order was temporarily overturned and the pair allowed to return to university pending a ruling in the case, which continues. Mr Chen said that although he was optimistic the order would be rescinded and the pair be allowed to continue their studies, he couldn't be sure of the outcome. According to university rules, 'students who hug and kiss will get warning penalties' and 'students who let people of the opposite sex stay in the dormitory overnight will be expelled or struck off the university roll'. Xiao Li said: 'Where can we go to talk about love? There is no place other than campus. ' The pair have won a lot of support in the mainland because having nowhere to go to 'talk about love' has become an issue among other students. Peng Xiaohui, an assistant professor at Central China Normal University said: 'It is very common for adult students to have girlfriends and boyfriends, but they cannot afford to go to a hotel and it is sometimes dangerous to go to bars, discos or parks. 'They have no other choice but to stay on the campus. If this last choice is forbidden, what are they supposed to do?'