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Frontlist | DU students stage protests demanding reopening of campus, resumption of offline classes

Frontlist | DU students stage protests demanding reopening of campus, resumption of offline classes
on Feb 19, 2021
Frontlist | DU students stage protests demanding reopening of campus, resumption of offline classes
Many members of ABVP studying at Delhi University are protesting for the reopening of college campuses and the resumption of offline classes in the varsity.
Several members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have started protesting on Thursday, demanding the reopening of Delhi University college campuses and resumption of offline classes after nearly a year of closure of the varsity. Several demands were put forward by the ABVP students who were protesting for the reopening of colleges. These students also said that Delhi University should give them the liberty to choose between online and offline lessons for the convenience of each student.
Some other demands put forward were reopening of all libraries for a period of at least 12 hours every day, and reopening of all undergraduate and postgraduate hostels along with the prompt release of centralised PG hostel admission forms.
A delegation of ABVP office-bearers called on the proctor and the dean, students’ welfare, and presented a memorandum of grievances. Delhi University has been closed since March 2020 in view of the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Hostels, libraries partly open in DU

Delhi University officials have made it clear that the existing hostel residents could continue to stay in the hostels as guests while appropriate arrangements for the permanent stay of first-year students will be made after the conclusion of their term-end examinations in March. ABVP also stated, “Furthermore, the library timings would be extended, e-library facility would come into being from the first week of March and the second phase of the campus reopening process, already underway in the present month, would also be completed by March.”
The protesters from ABVP further demanded that the university release pending end-semester examination results, a one-time additional opportunity for ex-students to appear in qualifying examinations to secure their respective educational degrees, and a reduced police presence within the campus.
The statement issued by ABVP further read, “...failing which the ABVP will conduct a gherao of the local police station to register its dissatisfaction with the peremptory and abusive behaviour of the police officials.” Also Read - Delhi University Asks First-Semester Students To Submit Exam Forms By February 28 It added, “The proctor assured that the university administration will consult the concerned police officials and the grievances would be promptly redressed.” For now, all the classes are being conducted online at Delhi University. Source: indiatoday.in

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