DU all set to crackdown on anti-social elements during Holi

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New Delhi, Mar 21 (UNI) The Delhi University has put in place elaborate security arrangements during Holi to crackdown on anti-social elements on the campus and its affiliated colleges.

The University in coordination with law enforcing agencies and voluntary organisations has initiated ''internal and external'' steps to check any untoward incident, particularly harassment of women.

''Some people take advantage of Holi and indulge in hooliganism... Delhi University is determined to take action to curb disturbances,'' a senior University official said.

He said anyone who violates discipline and causes harassment would be subject to strict disciplinary action under the provisions of the University Ordinances XV-B and XV-C.

Police have been deployed at various strategic points around colleges and mobile patrol squads have also been posted to prevent any mishap.

Lady Officers have been placed on special duty around women's colleges.

''Law Enforcing agencies will maintain a constant vigil and student volunteers will also assist the authorities,'' he added.

A Joint Control Room has been set up by Police, DTC and University officials in the North as well as the South Campuses to provide immediate assistance to students.

The University has requested the Transport authorities to check harassment of girl students in buses and also asked DTC crews to take buses to the nearest police station if any incident occurs on board.

Urging students to cooperate in maintaining discipline, he said entry into colleges will only be through identity cards and playing holi during study hours has been banned in all colleges.

Principals and Hostel incharges were asked not to allow outsiders in their premises, he said.

''Committees of teachers, students and non-teaching staff must be formed to prevent entry of any outsider and Head of Departments and provosts must activate Disciplinary Committees to take care of any incident,'' he added.


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