Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dehradun: BBA students suspended for alleged ragging

New Delhi: Four students of a deemed university in Dehradun have been suspended for allegedly beating up a junior student under the guise of ragging. Faisal Malik, a first year BBA student, approached the administration to lodge a complaint who reportedly turned a blind eye to the episode.

He then sought help from the police and filed a complaint against the seniors involved. As soon as the university learnt of the police case, they immediately took cognisance of Faisal's complaint and suspended the four students. The Supreme Court in an unusually strong ruling in May 2009 had given strict guidelines to tackle the ragging menace.

Taking note of the recent spate of violent ragging incidents, the apex court had come down heavily on ragging in educational institutes. The Supreme Court has ruled that each state should have an anti-ragging committee, students who indulge in ragging under the influence of alcohol must be sent to de-addiction centres and anyone indulging in ragging must be given psychological treatment.

The apex court has also directed all state governments to give an undertaking about the steps taken by them to eradicate ragging.

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