Notice on defacement of public properties
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court and the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday expressed shock at the massive use of pamphlets, fliers and plastering of Delhi University walls with posters for the upcoming students union polls, with both issuing notices to the authorities and others.
The high court sought the responses of the city police and the civic bodies on a petition seeking a complete ban on the alleged defacement of the public properties by the candidates for the upcoming Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls on September 12.
Shocked at the alleged inaction of the authorities on the use of spray paints, posters, banners and hoardings in and around the university campus walls and inside the classrooms, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar sought to know "why action has not been taken".
In a related development, the NGT also strongly objected to the blatant use of paper in the DUSU elections in violation of its order restraining the students' body from using pamphlets and splattering the campus walls with posters.
Issuing notice to the Delhi University (DU) on the issue, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also sought the responses from the DUSU and the University Grants Commission, asking them to appear before it on Wednesday.