DCW notice to Hindu college for not accommodating girls in new hostel
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the principal of Hindu College for not providing accommodation to girls in the newly constructed hostel.Updated: May 05, 2016 09:41 IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the principal of Hindu College for not providing accommodation to girls in the newly constructed hostel.
The college has been seeing protests by students who are opposing the high fees and alleged discriminatory rules for the new girls’ hostel.
The college had recently issued a circular saying that it will not admit students to its new girls’ hostel this year.
DCW officials said that the commission had received a representation from students of the college regarding the high fee structure and “discriminatory rules” for the 200-seat hostel.
“The representation states that the college is not yet providing accommodation to girls in the hostel despite the hostel having been constructed. The same has been highlighted in a newspaper report in a leading daily,” DCW said in its notice on Wednesday.
The notice, issued to Hindu College principal Anju Srivastava, said that it has been reported that the decision of not providing hostel has been taken in the wake of protests by students against discriminatory practices and rules of the college against girl students.
“Prima facie, such an act by the college appears to be discriminatory and a violation of the Constitutional rights of women. The fact that a prestigious college such as Hindu College has allegedly taken such a step is even more disturbing,” the notice said.
A DCW official said that the college has been asked to respond to all allegations raised in the complaint received from the students of Hindu College. “The principal has been asked to send her reply within 48 hours of the notice. Failing which appropriate action, under law will be taken,” officials said.
Recently, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has also issued a notice to the college on same issue.