|Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2011 at 4:40 AM|
1 September 2011
Prof Dinesh Singh
Vice-Cancellor, New Delhi
Delhi University, Delhi
When injustice happens in the campus, we feel duty bound to bring it to your notice. We suspect that there is some connivance somewhere between the lower staff at the Dean Students Welfare Office and powerful students lobby.
Otherwise it was not possible that the ID Card that was considered valid while accepting nomination of Ms Bhawana would be considered invalid during submission of draft and affidavit. The issue at stake is whether a simple girl from First Year BA (Prog) will be denied her right to contest just because of vested interests operating in the campus.
Bhawana has not been issued a computerized ID Card from Swami Shraddhanand College and the temporary ID card issued in the form of payment receipt is considered valid for all practical purposes. But the DSW office considered it invalid at the last stage.
Youth 4 Democracy (Y4D) is working overtime to create awareness about democracy and to find out ways to fight corruption at all levels of government and administration. A number of students of Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia have joined us for the national cause.
We strongly feel that there is a need to bring all campuses in India out of the clutches of vested political interests and hooliganism that paint these universities in bad light. We want that students should learn to protest silently when their rights are denied, fight against corruption peacefully wherever possible and fully concentrate on studies.
That is why we had decided to contest on only post of President. We wanted to give a strong statement that genuine and simple students should come in student politics and not those who are nominees of hooligans sitting outside.
Y4D comprises senior journalists, professionals and leading opinion makers of the country and we are not affiliated to any political organization. We would appeal to you to intervene and look into the case.
On behalf of Bhawana and other members of Y4D from Delhi University