1. DU hostel admin sends letters to students’ parents over water protest

DU hostel admin sends letters to students’ parents over water protest

A month after a group of Delhi University students protested over lack of water, parents of some of them have been sent a letter by the hostel administration.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2016 10:40 PM

A month after a group of Delhi University students protested over lack of water, parents of some of them have been sent a letter by the hostel administration.

Over 200 students of Delhi University’s Undergraduate Hostel for Girls (UGHG) had held a protest on April 23 which went on till around 2.30 AM the next day. There was no water supply to the hostel for two months.

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Chairman Kapil Mishra had met the protesting students and addressed them around midnight. Water supply was restored on April 25.

“This is to inform you that your daughter … left the hostel on 23 April, 2016 at around 5 PM and returned around 2.30 PM on 24 April, 2016 without obtaining prior permission from the hostel authorities,” the letter said.

The letter said the act was in “violation of rules and discipline” as laid down in the bulletin of information of the hostel, which the students and their parents had undertaken to abide by at the time of admission to the hostel.

“This also has had a bad impact on other residents and brings a bad reputation to the hostel. This action could have caused any incident for which we are not responsible,” the letter said.

“We only asked for our rights but now the administration is targeting us for speaking up. Demanding water brings them bad reputation but when all of us were living without water for two months no bad reputation was brought to hostel,” said a student, whose parents have been sent the letter.

Hostel officials did not respond to calls and texts for a response.

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