AISA flays DU for 'inaction' in Ankiv Baisoya fake degree case


The Left-backed All India Students' Association protested against the alleged inaction of the Delhi University in the fake degree case against Delhi University Students' Union president Ankiv Baisoya.

In a statement, the association said their members gheraoed the Dean of Students' Welfare, DU, office for more than 2 hours on Tuesday to protest the delay in suspending Baisoya, who allegedly took admission in MA Buddhist Studies in the university on the basis of a fake BA degree of Thiruvalluvar University in Tamil Nadu.

"Even after 45 days, the DU has maintained its silence on the fake degree row. The Thiruvalluvar University has already said that Baisoya was never a student in their university," the association said. They accused the Delhi University administration of colluding with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

"After our two-hour-long protest, the DSW was forced to come out and meet us. When the students refused to leave without concrete information on the stage of investigation, the Dean assured that the administration will complete the probe by November 2," the party said. Earlier this month, the Congress-backed National Students' Union of India had circulated a letter from the registrar of Thiruvalluvar University to Tamil Nadu's principal secretary of education, saying Baisoya never studied at their varsity.

The NSUI had also released a letter from the varsity sent in response to a communication from the student's body, stating the university's BA certificate submitted by Baisoya was fake. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court, which is hearing a related plea by NSUI student leader Sunny Chillar, on Tuesday listed the matter for hearing on November 12, after the DU said the verification process was likely to be completed by then.

Chillar alleged in court that DU was "deliberately delaying" verification of authenticity of the DUSU president Baisoya's bachelors degree to benefit the ABVP. The University, represented by Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, said it has sent a letter to Thiruvalluvar University in Tamil Nadu along with the requisite fees asking it to verify whether Baisoya, a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), was a student there as claimed by him.

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