On Tuesday, the Delhi Police detained around 50 members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) including Akshit Dhiya who is the president of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) from Delhi secretariat. The members held a joint protest against the Delhi government for authorising 12 colleges of Delhi University to use Students Society Fund (SSF) for payment of outstanding salary to their staff.
All the detainees were taken to IP state police station and Rajendra Nagar police station and were released after a few hours on Tuesday.
The DUSU and ABVP carried out a march from the ITO Metro Station to the Delhi Secretariat, demanding the revocation of the order by the Delhi government's Directorate of Higher Education to use the SSF for the payment of teaching and non-teaching staff of 12 colleges.
Police detains DUSU President Akshit Dahiya, ABVP members while protest against state government: Key points
- DUSU president Akshit Dahiya said that they will continue to protest till the state government revokes its order.
- The student organisation has decided to file a petition in the court alleging the order as a misappropriation of funds.
- On Saturday, the Delhi government's Directorate of Higher Education had released an order commanding the 12 colleges to draw on the Students Society Fund (SSF) for payment of outstanding salary to the teaching and non-teaching staff.
- The staff of these 12 colleges has not been paid up to six months.
- The order had cited ongoing special audit and non-release of grant-in-aid as the reasons for the pending salaries of staff. It also cited a similar basis to utilise SSF for the release of salaries.