No more posters on our walls: DU officials to NGT
NEW DELHI: To avoid defacement of walls in the campus, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi
University to strictly ensure that no posters or pamphlets are put up on the walls of its premises.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Delhi
government to provide requisite help to the University in ensuring compliance with the order.
"The counsels appearing for Delhi University, as well as Election Officer of the Delhi University, submit that the posters have now been removed and they will ensure that in future no posters are permitted to be pasted on any part of the University or the area around the University to avoid defacement of the premises as well as to prevent environmental degradation," the bench stated.
"The counsel (for DU) also submits that they would take appropriate action against the candidates whose posters are pasted, if at all, on the premises in violation to the orders of the Tribunal. The above statement should be maintained not only during election but even on all other times," it said.
The direction came on Saturday while disposing of the plea filed by a law student of the University Nithin Chandran, through advocate Aditya Parolia against indiscriminate wastage of paper during student body elections.
During the proceedings, an affidavit filed by the Chief Election Officer of the University was placed on record which said the varsity has imposed fine of Rs 5,000 on all violators.