Control rooms set up in collaboration with the police to receive complaints
Delhi University’s Proctor’s office has asked students not to play Holi in the campus and said that hooliganism and eve-teasing of any form is strictly prohibited. It added that verbal or derogatory remarks against women too is prohibited.
The university in its advisory said anti-ragging and anti-eve-teasing provisions would be applied in case students are harassed during the festival, which falls on March 21.
The university has decided to set up control rooms in collaboration with the Delhi police in north and south campus to receive complaints from students during the festival. In a circular, it said “The principals, head of the departments and Provost of halls and hostels may form committees of teachers, students and ‘karamcharis’ to prevent the entry of outsiders into the colleges and departments.
“Security guards would be posted at the gates to check the identity cards of visitors and students. Special check on entry of guests in the hostels and halls during these days be enforced in order to prevent entry of outsiders,” the university said.
Instructions to DTC
DU has also approached the DTC and Metro authorities to check any harassment of girl students in the buses and Metro in the run-up to Holi. “DTC drivers have been instructed to take the buses to the nearest police station in case any hooliganism or harassment of students is noticed in the buses, especially any incident targeted at girls,” the university said. TheThe university said it has been assured full cooperation by the police authorities in maintaining law and order and strict action against eve-teasing.
Police force is being deployed at various strategic positions around the colleges.
Mobile patrolling is also being deployed and the university has requested the police authorities to deploy force in uniform and in plain clothes in the buses going to various colleges. The police has been requested to intensify patrolling outside institutes, colleges, and hostels, the university said.