For all those students who plan to celebrate the Festival of Colours –“Holi” in the University of Delhi or in the Campus area, cancel your plans or shift them to another location. According to a “Press Release” dated 27th February 2015, the University has made extremely strict measures to prevent “hooliganism” and “rowdyism” in the name of Holi, particularly against women. The Proctorial Staff, the Dean Students’ Welfare office, security personnel and the law and order authorities with the University staff will take disciplinary action to restrain any disturbance during Holi.
The police have been asked to maintain a constant vigil to prevent any act of obstreperous behavior. Especially, more women personnel will be deployed around the campus. Metro Rail Staff, the Buses, DG, DTC and CISF have also been requested to keep a strict watch. It is quite clear that playing of Holi is strictly banned in any educational institutions and entry to any of these would be only through an identity card. The Principals, HODs, DUSU Bearers and Provosts of Hostels have formed committees to tackle any untoward situation.
A control room jointly managed by Delhi University and the Delhi Police has been allotted to function from 2nd March to 6th March 2015. The telephone number is 27667291. Similar arrangements have been made in the South Campus; the telephone number for south campus is 24119832.