Delhi High Court orders authorities to take actions against candidates who defaced public property during DUSU elections 2018


Defacement means to spoiling the way something looks by writing or marking on its surface. This phenomenon is widely practiced in Delhi University and nearby areas during the DUSU elections every year.

Although, the posters which are stuck on the wall, colour sprays used and the pamphlets distributed are meant to be a mode of advertisement, but a purpose is served in a wrong manner.

Police, Delhi University (DU) and the Municipal bodies were ordered by Chief Justice, Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao, to file reports concerning the extent of defacement and the action taken against each political party who violated the anti -defacement reforms even when informed otherwise.

Defacement wasn’t stopped, even after wide publicity of anti – defacement guidelines, formulated by all stakeholders and HC as approved on May 29 . These guidelines were also uploaded on their respective websites.

Despite of all the actions taken, one could still see the littering of pamphlets in all the colleges and campuses of Delhi University and the area around it. There seems to be a lack of implementation of these policies even when the students were made aware about the consequences. The defacement still took place and no proper have been taken against it .

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