Thursday, October 29, 2009

Six students of Gaur university booked for ragging

Sagar (MP), Oct 28 (PTI) A first year student of law was allegedly ragged by six senior students of Hari Singh Gour University here, police said.

"We have received a ragging complaint from Apoorv Shukla, a first year student of LLB course, which is being looked into seriously," Varsity Joint Proctor Prof. U S Gupta told PTI.

In his complaint, Apoorv has said that while he was sitting in front of the law department, his seniors Rajkumar and five others asked him to stand up to respect them and thrashed him.

"We have registered a case against Rajkumar and five others on the complaint of Apoorv for beating him," Civil Lines Area City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Dinesh Koushal said.

This is the second case of alleged ragging being reported from the university in last three months.

3 physiotherapy students arrested for 'ragging' juniors

Tiruchirappalli (TN), Oct 27 (PTI) Three students of the Government College of Physiotherapy here were arrested today for allegedly ragging and beating up three first year students, police said.

They were arrested following a complaint by college authorities, they said.

On a complaint by the father of one of the victims P.

Sankar, Dean of the K A P Viswanathan Government Medical College, also the in-charge of the physiotherapy college, conducted an inquiry and found that the senior students, all hostelers, had harassed and beaten up the freshers yesterday.

The arrested students have been suspended, college officials said.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Four medicos arrested in ragging case

Coimbatore, Oct 24 (PTI) Four medical college students have been arrested for allegedly ragging 14 second-year students at the institute's hostel here, police said.

The fourth-year students were taken into custody last night following a complaint by Dean and Principal of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Dr Kumaran.

According to the complaint, they allegedly made the men's hostel inmates sing, bite a student and enact swimming actions on the floor, police said.

The four -- two from Dharmapuri, one from Krishnagiri and another from Mettur in Tamil Nadu -- were remanded in judicial custody, police said.

College students suspended from hostel for alleged ragging

Puducherry Oct 24 The management of the Puducherry Engineering College has suspended 11 senior students from the hostel for alleged ragging and `indiscipline`.

A top college official told PTI today that there were reports that a section of senior students in the hostel had clashed with some juniors as a result of ragging in the hostel yesterday.

The hostel authorities had taken immediate step to suspend the seniors to restore discipline.

Making it clear that the senior students were suspended from the hostel only, the official said only after enquiry through a committee would any course of action be decided. He maintained that the college would brook no indiscipline in the institution.

Source: PTI

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bihar college fines student for ragging

October 14th, 2009

PATNA - Authorities of a Bihar engineering college have imposed a fine of Rs.20,000 on a student and have withdrawn his scholarship for ragging freshers, an official said Wednesday.

Bhagalpur engineering college administration imposed a fine on Indrajeet Kumar and withdrew his scholarship and hostel facility after he was found involved in ragging freshers, acting principal of the college B.K. Choudhary said.

Indrajeet is a second year student of computer science in the college in Bhagalpur district.

In another engineering college in Muzaffarpur district, the Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, police have lodged a complaint against three students for ragging and assaulting a fresher.

The institute’s acting principal A.K. Mishra said second year students forced new girl students to kiss boys as part of ragging and thrashed a student who opposed them.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Student volunteers take up case against ragging

Jatin Anand, Hindustan Times

New Delhi, October 11, 2009

There was something different about the screening of Anarth: In the name of Education by CURE (the Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education) at Delhi Public School, R.K Puram, on Sunday.

The 30-minute film and the hour-long interaction after it did more than merely condemn the practice, providing figures about ragging-related deaths and legislative punishments related to the offense.

It was an attempt by members of the student community to sensitise civil society about the psychological and emotional after-effects that students suffer from because of physical and sexual oppression in the guise of ragging at the hands of their seniors.

“There are thousands of students who suffer silently; they are helpless and never come out in the open. This film is an effort to bring this suffering to the notice of the society,” said Varun Aggarwal, Co-founder, CURE.

“I think it is a big step that the students have taken to educate the society about this menace through this film,” he said.

Created by three student volunteers from the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, the film was based on the interviews of two victims who described what they went through during their first years in a medical college, before drawing parallels with the kind of abuse faced by their friends at other colleges.

In addition to questioning why ragging still existed and what restricted freshers from reporting abuse to college authorities, the gathering also attempted to address the retributive character of ragging.

“It’s a vicious cycle and fits many parameters of the dreaded Stockholm Syndrome,” said Harsh Aggarwal, CO-founder, CURE. “In most cases, not only has the victim has turned into the perpetrator but also ended up respecting the latter as a result of sustained abuse.”

A short film "Anarth" on ragging screened: By the students, for the society

Punjab Newsline Network
Monday, 12 October 2009

NEW DELHI: Often, the death of a social evil is initiated, when the suffering community itself takes the first steps in uprooting the evil. This has started to happen in the case of ragging. Three students from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology have come up with a short film on ragging to sensitize the civil society about this problems which students are facing across the country.

The film, "Anarth: In the name of Education" was released on 11th October, which is observed as the Nationwide No Ragging Day. Four years back, Amit Sahai, a student at NIT Jalandhar killed himself by jumping in front of a train due to brutal ragging.

The film was screened at the auditorium at Delhi Public School, RK Puram at 11am on 11th October by CURE: Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education ( More than hundred people from all wakes of life including parents, teachers, professionals and students attended the screening. A 2-minutes silence was observed in the beginning of the event in respect of all who lost their lives due to ragging and many others who are suffering. Dr. Saini, Principal, DPS (RK Puram) addressed the audience for a short while describing the various practical steps taken by the school to make hostels absolutely ragging-free.

The audience saw the 35 minute movie with rapt attention. The movie showed interview of two ragging victims who narrated their tale of horror on camera. They also discussed the apathy of the college authorities, how their friends at other campuses suffered and how the anti-ragging squad was totally ineffective. The movie showed statistics that the number of reported cases of ragging has increased dramatically after the supreme court judgment. Finally, the movie talked about how through a ‘call of conscience' the menace of ragging can be controlled.

The movie was followed by an Open House, where audience participated in a question-answer session. A faculty member from NSIT (Delhi), Dr. Duru Arun Kumar pointed towards the responsibility of the faculty in curbing ragging and how they should play an active role to curb the menace. There was a consensus amongst the group that the film should be shown in each and every college of the country to sensitize students against the menace. Many from the audience stated that they did not know that ragging could be that bad and so many people have suffered due to it.

Bhavesh, Akshay and Abhinav, the creators of the video are volunteers for CURE: Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education ( and started working on the video six months back. The thirty minutes film is based on the interview of two students, who faced continuous ragging at their college, but never disclosed it to anyone including their parents. The interviews were shot by Sukanksha and Vaibhav, who are also students and volunteers with CURE.

"If one scans through the number of ragging incidents that have taken place in the last two months, they will be shocked. The numbers are as high as those reported in the last complete one year. Despite all judgments, the problem is here to stay and we need a call to conscience to end this problem", says Harsh Agarwal, Co-founder, CURE.

The final message of the film is that espoused by the Mahatma, "We can be the change". This film indeed can be the change.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SHRC registers case against ragging

First Published : 10 Oct 2009 02:00:00 AM IST
Last Updated :

Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission has registered a suo moto case on Friday against the alleged ragging in College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET).

The case was registered on the basis of a newspaper report.

Commission member Justice Lakshmikuty Amma has directed the City Police Commissioner, District Collector, Engineering College principal and the hostel warden to inquire into the incident and submit a report within a week.

5 engineering students held for ragging

First Published : 10 Oct 2009 10:04:05 AM IST
Last Updated :
Express News Service

WARANGAL: Five engineering students of Varada Reddy Engineering College in Annasagar village of Hasanparthy mandal in Warangal district were arrested on the charges of ragging a junior student. The incident which occurred ten days ago, came to light after the college principal lodged a complaint with the police today.

About 10 days ago, a first year engineering student who was allegedly ragged by his seniors, lodged a complaint with the college principal Ramana Rao accusing five senior students of the college - Abhinav, Lakshman Rao, Venkateswara Reddy, Padmanabha Rao and Prasanth - of ragging him. The college principal probed into the incident and suspended all the five students holding them responsible for ragging their junior student.

However, the senior students launched an agitation demanding lifting of their suspension. Irked over the behaviour of the senior students, the principal Ramana Rao today approached the police and lodged a complaint. THe police arrested all the five students and will produce them before the court tomorrow.

The college students boycotted classes and demanded the management to withdraw the cases against the senior students.

Three suspended for Haldia ragging

HALDIA: Three engineering students of Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT) were suspended on Friday for ragging a junior, Subharthi Bhattacharya.

The victim's mother, Malati, claims he was beaten with belts and kicked for three hours in the HIT hostel.

Subharthi, a production engineering student, has been admitted to Bangur hospital with injuries all over his body. He lives in Jadavpur's Chittaranjan Colony.

"The institute set up an inquiry committee, which found that the three students named by Subharthi's mother had indeed ragged him," said registrar Anjan Misra.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Ragging claims life of student

Tamluk (WB), Oct 9 (PTI) Unable to bear the humiliation of ragging, a student of a technical college in Howrah district committed suicide at his house here today.

Ayan Adak, a student of the pharmacy department of the Uluberia Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceuticals Technology, hanged himself from the ceiling of the cowshed adjacent to his house at Alinan village in East Midnapore district, the police said.

The traumatised boy was admitted to Uluberia hospital after he was subjected to repeated physical and mental abuse and returned home yesterday, the OC of Tamluk police station, Subhankar Dey, said.

Dey said this morning the student talked to his father about shifting to another college but an hour later he took his own life.

The police has sent the body for post-mortem.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Man hangs self day after lover jumps to death

October 7th, 2009

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - A 25-year-old teacher hung himself here Wednesday evening, officials said. The incident comes a day after a girl who college authorities said was the man’s lover committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of her college building.

Sanooj hung himself in his home here Wednesday, a day after Greeshma Shanker, who is believed to have been his lover, died after jumping off the fourth floor of the CSI Medical College in the city suburbs.

After the incident, Shanker’s father Sashidharan had alleged that his daughter was subjected to ragging and hence took her life.

Wednesday morning several student organisations had marched to the college demanding action against the college authorities and also clashed with the police who prevented them from entering the college premises.

The college authorities, however, maintained that no ragging had taken place and instead said that the cause of her death was a love affair.

Hospital director Bennet Abraham told reporters that the girl had joined the course less than a week back and no ragging had taken place.

“The girl had a love affair and she had shown messages to her classmates that she received on her mobile from her lover. We have now given her mobile to the police,” said Abraham.

The last message believed to be from Sanooj came at 6.15 p.m. Tuesday evening and soon after the girl jumped from the building.

State Education Minister M.A. Baby told the media that a detailed probe would be conducted into the matter.

Youth Congress ransacks hostel over student's ragging

PTI 7 October 2009, 02:22pm IST

AHMEDABAD: The Youth Congress (YC) workers today allegedly ransacked office of the Mahavir Jain Boys Hostel in the Paldi area here following an incident of alleged ragging, police said here.

A group of 10-15 people from the YC entered the hostel premises shouted slogans against the warden, ransacked his office and broke some glass windows and furniture, they added. No arrests have been made in this regard and further investigation in the matter was on, police said.

Nirav Bakshi, president of the Youth Congress, Ahmedabad (west) told PTI that they were protesting against ragging of a student living in the hostel.

"We are against any kind of ragging in colleges and hostels. We cannot allow this in the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We lodged our protest and demanded action against the guilty as the warden had not taken any action," Bakshi added.

The victim Pinkal Shah a student of GLS BBA college was allegedly ragged by some senior students of L D Engineering college, who were living in the same hostel.

Shah was beaten up by a group of engineering students last night, following which he had complained to the hostel warden, they said.

He later registered a complaint with the Ellisbridge police station against the engineering students, police said, adding that investigation in the matter was on.

"Anarth: In the Name of Education": A short-film on ragging

As you know, CURE has been working for the last 8 years in its small ways to uproot the menace of ragging. This year, with an aim to sensitize the civil society about ragging, CURE has produced a short film on ragging based on the interviews of two students who faced brutal ragging at their campus. The film has been created by three students of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology and is an effort by the student community to educate the society about this menace.

The film will be released on 11th October, which is observed as the Nationwide No Ragging Day. Four years back, Amit Sahai, a student at NIT Jalandhar killed himself by jumping in front of a train due to brutal ragging.

We would like to invite you, your family and friends for this short film. We shall really appreciate your participation in this event and your concern for this issue.

Release of "Anarth: In the Name of Education":
A short-film on ragging, 35 minutes
Trailer of movie:

Date: 11th October, 2009
Time: 10:45am
Venue: Auditorium, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram

I look forward to receiving you at the venue on 11th October. You may feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns. Please note, that your participation will not only give impetus to our struggle against ragging, but serve as an encouragement for the young minds who have made this short film.

Kindly mail us at to confirm your participation or call at.

PS: The program for the event is attached below.

11:15am: Light Tea
11:30am: Screening of movie
12:05: Open House
12:25: Introduction to Film Creators and closing remarks.



BGSU suspends 9 students for ragging juniors

News Agency of kashmir 10/7/2009 11:01:41 PM

Rajouri Oct 07 (NAK) Probably first time in the history of educational institution management of Jammu and Kashmir, 9 students were today suspended by the Ghulam Shah Badshah University on the charges of ragging their juniors.

Taking lead in implementing anti ragging UGC’s strictures, Ghulam Shah Badshah University authority’s suspended 9 students after two groups of Freshers filed separate complaint that they were subjected to ragging by their seniors.

Reliable sources told News Agency of Kashmir that first student of B-tech first year held a demonstration in the campus premises to protest against ragging at the hands of their seniors.

The protesting students named 9 students who grilled some of them and forced them to strip off their clothes, they complained. The victims alleged that the seniors thrashed those who refused to obey their orders.

The University authorities took the cognizance of the incident and directed the anti ragging Squad to inquire into the matter.

After inquiring the matter, the anti-ragging squad found the named students guilty and recommended their action against them.

Endorsing the recommendations, the university authorities immediately rusticated all the nine students. (NAK)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Student ragged at gunpoint in Meerut, taken to hospital

October 1st, 2009

LUCKNOW - Five senior students of the law department in Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district allegedly ragged and beat up a fresher at gunpoint, following which he had to be taken to a hospital, police said Thursday.

The ragging took place Wednesday on the campus, where the senior students forced Dev Singh Bhadana to stand on a chair and perform objectionable acts. When Bhadana protested, the seniors beat him black and blue after holding him at gunpoint, police said.

“Acting on a complaint registered by Bhadana’s classmates, we will soon detain the five students to inquire into the matter,” police inspector R.B. Kaul told IANS on phone.

“Stern action would be taken against all those involved in the incident. We will also question the faculty members of the varsity,” he added.

According to police, Bhadana, who is being treated at a private hospital in Meerut, is now out of danger.