New Delhi: A gaggle of scholars who returned to Delhi from their hometowns on September 1, residing within the Capital’s Mata Kasturba hostel have alleged they have been ill-treated by the hostel administration.
The hostel is run by the Harijan Sewak Sangh in North Delhi’s Kingsway Camp neighbourhood.
Quite a lot of college students are struggling to get lodging after they return to the nationwide Capital throughout the ongoing pandemic to take exams. Many hostels are nonetheless not operational and a few college students have complained of misconduct by hostel managers.
The scholars alleged they have been ill-treated after they returned to the Mata Kasturba hostel. The hostel supervisor has denied the allegations.
As of now, these college students are left with no possibility however to stick with their relations.
The women alleged that 4 ladies keep in a single room and pay Rs 12,000 for it however they obtained no services. “Fans were not repaired for two months. We had to purchase water from outside. They are planning to give the hostel to private players and this is the reason they are not allowing us to stay here,” mentioned one of many college students.
Priyanka Kashyap, who’s pursuing regulation from Delhi College, returned to Delhi from Mainpuri. Kashyap instructed IANS, “We came back in the wake of examinations. Our belongings were here only. We were being told by the hostel staff that they won’t be operating the hostel as of now so we should take away our belongings. Two of the six girls were sent back forcefully by the management.”
The scholars even accused the police of forcing them to vacate the hostel.
Civil Providers-aspirant Girija Tiwari, who returned to Delhi from Kanpur, mentioned, “Every time we returned to the hostel, we used to call them and inform them. But this time they never responded to our calls. After returning I informed my hostel warden but he refused to help. I even asked one of my seniors regarding this but he told me to return to my hometown as the hostel won’t re-open.”
“We waited from morning to night but the hostel staff asked us to find alternative accommodation. We even informed the Mukherjee Nagar SHO about it and asked him to help us finding accommodation for the night,” she added.
The scholars have even accused the police of misbehaving with them. They mentioned, “The sub-inspector and the head constable threatened us that they will file an FIR against us and ruin our careers.”
Denying the scholars’ allegations, Mukherjee Nagar SHO Karan Singh Rana mentioned, “All the allegations are baseless. It is for the hostel managers to decide whether they would open the hostel or not. They should sort out the matter amicably.”
Harijan Sewak Sangh secretary Rajnish Kumar mentioned, “The Harijan Sewak Sangh is a registered society. Around 30-35 students live in Mata Kasturba hostel. Most of them returned to their hometowns due to Coronavirus. Since the facilities were not adequate, the core committee decided not to open the hostel till the pandemic is under control.”
“Some students suddenly came back to the hostel. So we informed them that the hostel is closed,” he added.
Kumar mentioned they knowledgeable the scholars a few PG lodging in Mukherjee Nagar however they wanted to clear their dues first. “We told them they will be informed once the hostel reopens.”
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