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DU plays it safe, announces additional holiday before Holi

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (UNI) Delhi University has announced a holiday on March 14, in addition to March 15, on account of Holi.

Teaching will remain suspended in all faculties/departments of the university and its colleges on March 14, Registrar A K Dubey said in a statement today.

Libraries of the university and colleges would also remain closed tomorrow.

However, examinations scheduled to be held tomorrow, would be conducted as per the notified programme.

Even the varsity took this precautionary step to prevent hooliganism tomorrow, attendance in the university and colleges was already thin today.

Police and the Delhi University in coordination with voluntary organisations had also initiated ''internal and external'' steps to check any untoward incident, particularly harassment of women, on the campus and colleges.

''Some people take advantage of Holi and indulge in hooliganism...

Delhi University is determined to take action to curb disturbances,'' a senior university official had said.

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

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

Lady Officers had 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 had 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 had 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 occurred on board.

UNI IP LR KN1739

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