After three years of protesting, there finally appears a ray of hope.
The Delhi High Court on Monday, 2nd of May, demanded a response from Delhi University concerning the issue of rent regulation and hostel accommodation. It is after years, that a definitive action is being taken on the matter. In a Public Interest Litigation, it was demanded from the varsity that they act on providing hostel accommodation to all the regular students and especially the ones coming from the weaker sections of the society.
Praveen Singh, a DU alumnus who has been at the forefront of the protests, has alleged that considering the number of student who get admission into DU every year, the number of hostel seats are far from accommodating. It has been repeatedly demanded from the University authorites and the Delhi government that there be adequate hostel facilities and rent regulation. Stipend for the students who do not get into hostels and opening up of the hostel mess for the non residential students are issues also included in the PIL.
The university counsel has been asked by a division bench comprising of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath to take action on the subject. A further hearing has been scheduled for July 18.
Read more about the rent regulation strike last year
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