A number of applications have been sent to the Delhi High Court by female students of DU demanding the construction of girls hostel. The colleges of DU enjoy a good reputation when it comes to addressing the needs of its students. However, the matter of construction of hostels for girls is a matter that has been long debated but has not been heard and has obviously not reached any solution.
In 2002, DDA assured that more hostels for girl students of DU would be constructed but no steps have been taken in this direction, yet. The authorities have been finding ways to transmit the responsibility to each other. DDA, DU and Delhi’s Government keep on trying to escape the burden.
There have also been several protests by the girl students of DU in this regard. The girl students live in Paying Guest Accommodations near the college. These PG Accommodations are not only expensive but also very unsafe. Not only the students but also the college authorities of some DU colleges have written to DDA addressing the issue.
The Delhi High Court has now ordered DDA to analyze these applications and to take necessary action without any further delays.