The Controller of Thiruvalluvar University had, on an earlier instance, given a clarification on the fake degree of Delhi University Students' Union’s (DUSU) newly-elected president, Ankiv Baisoya followed by cross checking by reputed media houses. On Thursday, the Registrar of Thiruvalluvar University again wrote a clarification to the DU administration about Baisoya’s degree being fake. Despite this, the DU Administration has been acting in a biased manner, removing the admission officer and delaying the process by different means to slow down the course of action, thus, favouring ABVP.
In the letter written to Tamil Nadu’s Principal Secretary of Education, the Registrar of Thiruvalluvar University stated, “I hereby submit that Mr. Ankiv Baisoya had not enrolled in our University or in any of our Constituent or Affiliated Colleges and was not our student at all. The certificate he had produced is fake and not from our University. The Controller of Examination had issued a letter stating that the certificate is not genuine after verification of records of the office of the same.”
The issue came to light when the National Students Union of India (NSUI) released a picture of Baisoya’s mark sheet from Thiruvalluvar University, claiming it was fake.
Baisoya had submitted the undergraduate degree from the said University for admission to an MA programme in Delhi University (DU). After the controversy erupted, DU had ordered a probe into the case.
The DUSU president, who belongs to the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, has denied all allegations made by NSUI.
Speaking with NewsClick, Vikas Bhadauria, a law student of Delhi University and president of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Delhi State Committee, said, "It was clear from the very first day that there is a prima facie case against DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya for securing admission on fake certificate. Now, when it is confirmed, Delhi University must immediately file an FIR as this is a case of forgery which is a criminal offence. According to the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, if there is an action against a candidate or the Students’ Union office becomes vacant by virtue of any other reason within 60 days of declaration of result, then it is incumbent upon the election committee to conduct fresh elections. There should not be any more delay in debarring the accused from the University, as it would not just be violating other candidates' rights but also a violation of the rule of law.”
The President of All India Students’ Association (AISA), DU unit, Kawalpreet Kaur told NewsClick, “Even after it became known to everyone that Baisoya’s degree is fake, no action has been taken by the administration against him so far. We have met the Dean but he is still in denial mode despite being clear about his degree. The administration is shielding Baisoya but we will soon protest in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s house if no action is taken by the administration against him.”
Kaur further added that the administration will shield him till 60 days so that nobody can propose for a re-election. This raises many questions on the election process in Delhi University.
NSUI also demanded for the arrest of Ankiv Baisoya for deceiving the students of DU and DU administration, by means of misrepresentation and fraud.