Delhi University has issued its annual Holi guidelines detailing the security arrangements it has made to control the rowdy elements during the Holi week. The Delhi Police and the teacher-student community will be coordinating to prevent any sort of untoward incident and maintain order during the festival of colours.
“Strict disciplinary action” will be taken against anyone indulging in “Holi hooliganism and rowdyism, especially against women students”.
The Delhi Police will take up positions at sensitive areas around the campus. In addition, patrol squads will leave no area unchecked.
The university has also issued guidelines to the bus drivers on the campus on what to do should their buses be targeted for some Holi “fun.”
“The drivers have been told to either drive their buses straight to the nearest police station or drive with the headlights on so that they can be intercepted by the Police Control Room vans,” said the university.
Playing Holi during working hours is barred and heads of all DU institutions have been asked to form monitoring committees and exercise extra vigil in checking the identities of any visitors to their premises.
The university has warned of strict punishment for any acts of gross indiscipline and harassment.
A helpline 27667291 connected directly to the Proctor’s office will be jointly manned by the Delhi University, Delhi Police and the Delhi Transport Corporation in the North Campus. In the South Campus, the Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare office would be looking into the issue of discipline and can be reached for help on 24119832.