The Congress-affiliated NSUI and Left-backed AISA held protests on Thursday against the alleged inaction of the Delhi University (DU) against DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya, who is accused of furnishing fake degree to gain admission in the varsity.
Hundreds of members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) demonstrated near the Arts Faculty in DU's North Campus.
The Supreme Court had ordered an investigation into the matter. However, disregarding this order and overstepping the Lyngdoh Committee guidelines, this matter is being pushed aside without proper action being taken, the students' body said.
NSUI activists had sought permission to meet KT S Sarao, head of the department of the Buddhist Studies, where Baisoya is enrolled. However, he was unavailable, it said.
The student activists alleged that the university authorities used force to disperse the protesters and that they were detained by the police.
They also claimed that false allegations were levelled against Delhi NSUI president Akshay Lakra, Saurabh Yadav and Sunny Chillar.
"These allegations involved causing hurt and breaking things by using force. However they were just a display of the level of sycophancy that has increased in our administration and police authority as well," the NSUI said.
The varsity authorities assured the students' body that a proper investigation will be conducted into the charges by a committee and its judgement will be made public, it added.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA) protested outside the office of the dean of students' welfare against the DU administration's alleged unwillingness to cancel Baisoya's admission.
Baisoya has made a mockery of the DU admission process and the DUSU elections, AISA said.
Student activists blocked the road to the Chhatra Marg when the DU administration refused to meet them.
AISA DU president Swali Prakash said, "Almost a month has passed since the declaration of the DUSU results. The administration is clearly trying to delay the cancellation (of his admission) to avoid re-elections."
If his admission is cancelled after 60 days, DUSU VP Shakti Singh, who is also from BJP's students' wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was allegedly involved in beating up students of Zakir Hussain College just two days before the elections, will become the president, Prakash said.
"Whatever is the case, either a forge or a goon will be DUSU president. This shows how closely the DU administration is linked to the RSS-BJP," she added.
The NSUI had last week circulated a letter from the registrar of Thiruvalluvar University to Tamil Nadu's principal secretary of education saying Baisoya never studied at the varsity.
Earlier, the NSUI had released a letter from the varsity sent in response to a communication from the student's body stating that the university's BA certificate submitted by Baisoya is fake.
Meanwhile, unidentified persons barged in the Department of Buddhist Studies between and caused extensive damage to property. A case has been registered in the matter.
No one was named in the complaint submitted by Sarao to the DU administration and Maurice Nagar police station.
Around 20 persons barged into the premises of the Department of Buddhist Studies between 1.40 pm and 1.45 pm and caused extensive damage to the department property, Sarao said in his complaint.
All the notice boards were destroyed, locks and doors of two rooms were damaged and the seminar room was vandalised, among other things, the complaint said.
According to the complaint, the incident was captured by the department's four CCTV cameras.
(With inputs from agencies.)