Saturday, April 23, 2011

‘Ragging' misunderstanding cleared: Registrar

Authorities of Ravenshaw University here on Wednesday rejected a ragging complaint of a girl student terming the allegations of the student “unfounded”.

“Rather the incident that took place in one of the girls' hostel of the campus on Tuesday evening was the outcome of student unrest between seniors and juniors. Both the warring groups have patched up after clearing the misunderstandings and the situation is now normal”, said university Registrar Smarapriya Mishra after holding an hour-long parley with both groups.

According to reports, the sixth year students of Bhargabi PG Women's Hostel located on the campus were upset over certain “offensive” utterance made by a fifth year student way back during the Welcome Ceremony of the hostel last year.

Demanding an apology from the junior student, the seniors had boycotted the Farewell Function that was arranged in their honour on Tuesday evening. However, when the seniors did not join the function despite fervent appeals from other junior students, they (the juniors) went ahead with their merrymaking.

The irate students allegedly went on a rampage inside the hostel and staged a dharana. However, the university authorities stepped in at the right moment to restore normalcy inside the campus.

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