The group Pinjra Tod, which has been fighting discriminatory rules at women’s hostels, is opposing the ‘tradition’, calling it a “just another trope which objectifies women”.
The poster, which read ‘Yahan Maal aur Maal Dono Milta Hai’, was put up on Freshers’ Day last week.
Principal Anju Srivastava said she is yet to receive the summons and will be able to comment only after she gets it. “The difference in hostel fees will remain because the women’s hostel is unaided so there is no way of giving subsidy,” said Srivastava.
The hostel fee mentioned in the prospectus for girls was Rs 80,000 anually — almost twice as much as what boys have to pay.
Srivastava has been asked to send her reply within 48 hours of the notice. “Failing which appropriate action, under law will be taken,” the notice said.
The prospectus for admissions to the hostel triggered an outrage among the girl students who alleged that the rules laid down were “discriminatory” and amounted to “moral policing”
The rules set by authorities for the new women’s hostel at Hindu College have come under fire, with students terming them “regressive and ridiculous”.
Cricket trials in Hindu College, held on Friday, resulted in total chaos as the college authorities refused to consider those who had Under-16 certificates and asked for U-17 certificates instead.
“The governing body of the college had decided last year to not admit students through ECA quota. The same will be applicable this year too,” officiating principal Anju Srivastava said.
Delhi University Teachers Union president Nandita Narain also submitted representations to the minister regarding the Choice Based Credit System.
In Mar 2014, 7 teachers had written to L-G Najeeb Jung, alleging irregularities in the construction of a girls’ hostel.
Police unravel how three men, arrested last month, helped students secure admission to DU with forged documents.
Police said Arvind and Ram provided students with fake caste certificates, marksheets, etc.
Hindu College officials said the expansion of the college pertains to construction of a new girls hostel and an academic block.
The governing body has received written complaints about malpractices in such admissions: Chairman