NEW DELHI: About 13-odd Delhi University understudies stuck in the North Eastern Students House for women are in a dilemma as they have been approached to empty the lodging by May 31. While Provost Rita Singh has asked the understudies, mostly from the Northeastern states, to leave at the earliest opportunity referring to the expiry of mess contract by month-end, the understudies are in trouble as they have no place to go.
In an email to hostel president, the Provost said given the dubious situation taking into account the coronavirus, “we should close the hostel by May-end”. While the lodging has a limit of around 100, as of now 13 understudies are stuck there in light of lockdown.
Singh’s letter stated, “I had prior educated that the chaos will be running just till May 31 as the agreement will end this month. Inhabitants are encouraged to empty the hostels and move to more secure places at the earliest opportunity. Flights may open in half a month and trains are running for understudies; you need to locate the best for you.”
Crying foul at the ‘request’, hostel president Christina, stated, “This is mental badgering of understudies. The majority of them are from Northeast and finding a spot to remain in Delhi is hard for them. How might one discover a house in current circumstances? The hostel is the most secure spot for the young ladies at present. The college has not given any such request. Different accommodations like Rajiv Gandhi Hostel and International Hostel for Woman, where 50-60 young ladies are staying, are working.”
Another anguished understudy stated, “Different lodgings have said they will give security and food to the occupants till the lockdown closes. It’s just our hostel administration who are relishing the isolation in their homes and requesting that the understudies vacate.”
The Provost denied the claims that they are not compelling them to empty right away. For the most recent two months, the lodging has been giving all offices. Presently, the wreckage laborers are declining to keep on working. Likewise, the gatekeepers and lodging staff are originating from COVID-hit territories. Along these lines, the understudies have been approached to get ready to leave if between state transport opens with the goal that they can arrive at home securely.