Delhi University’s election committee has cancelled the participation of the BASF-FRATERNITY alliance by rejecting BASF-FRATERNITY candidates after scrutiny. The reasons for rejection were not announced by the committee despite enquiry.
This act of the committee comes after BASF-FRATERNITY Vice President candidate Yaseen K Muhammed who was earlier verified after scrutiny was rejected when the final list came out yesterday at 6 pm.
Shailender Singh who stood for the Presidential post was rejected during nomination and left without any explanation. This alliance, according to the student bodies, reflects Bahujan-Muslim unity is one of its kind in this year’s DUSU election which is otherwise marked by the dominance of ABVP and NSUI.
According to the student bodies, the university has ensured through its brazen actions that caste and money will be the grinding force of this year’s election as it has always been.
In a turn of events, on September 16, at Hindu college, two candidates who filed nominations for CC posts under the same alliance were rejected despite having sufficient attendance and good academic records. The final list includes only one candidate from each party who is eligible to contest the “election.”
“The arbitrary decision taken by Delhi University is nothing but their fascist agenda to exclude Dalits and Muslims assertion in the campus,” the student bodies said.
“This points out the enigmatic steps taken by the administration to fulfil their autocracy and reflects their fictitious claim of equality, representation, and social justice,” they said.
The students protested against the move on September 16, at the Science faculty demanding an explanation for the unjust rejection of the candidate.
According to the students, they were locked inside and brutally thrashed, and women students were manhandled by the university guards. It was only in the evening they were even allowed to submit a memorandum seeking an explanation for the rejection of the candidature.