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Form panel to curb defacement of property during DU elections: Delhi HC

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High Court on Tuesday directed to constitute a permanent committee at University and College level to implement the guidelines to curb the problem of defacement of public property during (DUSU) Elections.

Last year in November, the high court had ordered the to help with the beautification of defaced that was damaged during the (DUSU) election campaign in September.

The high court also directed the to ensure that a 'proper awareness campaign' on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is created to ensure that people are made aware of the penalties for defacing Delhi

"Delhi is suffering because of defacement", the high court added.

The high court again said, "Defacement of property is a violence against the city and also amounts to serving a jail term of ten years".

"It's unfortunate you people are taking it as a joke," the high court said to all law enforcing agencies.

Earlier, the court pulled up Students' Union of (NSUI) candidate and DUSU for the defacement that had taken place during the September elections.

On September 6, the and the Green Tribunal (NGT) expressed shock over the massive use of pamphlets, flyers and plastering of walls with posters for DUSU polls.

Both issued notices to the authorities and others.

The high court sought a response from the and civic bodies on a petition seeking a complete ban on the alleged defacement of public properties by DUSU candidates. The polls were held on September 12.

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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 22:29 IST