On 27th September 2019, the students of Delhi University staged a protest against the construction of a 39 storey building in the campus area.
They organised a march and constructed a human chain, chanting slogans like “Private Building, down down”
The concerned building would be constructed adjacent to Vishwavidyalaya metro station. It will overlook six girls hostels, which will be an invasion to their privacy. Students believe that the private builder should have discussed with the DU Administration or the Teacher’s and Students Union regarding the same.
This land originally belonged to the Ministry of Defence and was acquired by the state government for the construction of metro station by DMRC. Subsequently,
the DMRC sold two-thirds of this land by granting perpetual lease to a private builder in the guise of property development.
The construction of such building would negatively impact the ambience of the varsity, hinder the privacy and protection of students and increase the danger to the historical buildings around it.
In the last hearing held on August 26, the Supreme Court has also declined to grant any stay on the matter, while fixing the next date of hearing for September 30