Say ‘No’ to RAGGING
Do not accept ragging in any form
RAGGING IS NEITHER A RITUAL NOR A CUSTOM IN CAMPUS LIFE
What is Ragging?
Any act resulting in:
- Mental/Physical/Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Indecent behaviour
- Criminal itimidation / Wrongful restraint
- Undermining human dignity
- Financial exploitation/Extortion
- Use of force
Student indulging in ragging can be:
- Expelled from the institution
- Banned from the mess/hostel
- His/Her scholarship can be withdrawn
- Debarred from examinations
- Denied admission to any institution
- Prosecuted for criminal action
- Institutions have been asked to file FIR with local police against those who RAG/ABET ragging.
If you are a ‘Fresher’:
- You don’t have to submit to ragging in any form
- Do not compromise with your dignity & self respect
- Report incidents of ragging of yourself or of others
- Contact the Anti-Ragging Committee, Anti-ragging squads of the institution, Hostel-Warden or the Head of the institution
- Institutions are obliged to permit use of communication facilities (landline and mobile phones) for seeking help
- If you are not satisfied with the enquiry conducted by the institution, lodge a First Information Report (FIR) with the local police and complaint with the civil authorities.
- Institutions are in any case required to file FIR if your parents or you are dissatisfied with the action taken against those who ‘rag’
- Your complaint can be oral or written, and would be treated by the authorities in strict confidence
- Take active part in all institutional activities intended to end ragging on campuses.
What Colleges & Other Institutions must ensure:
- Prospectus to have guidelines to prevent ragging and factual information on ragging, if any
- Undertaking from each student not to indulge in or abet ragging
- Form Anti-Ragging Committees
- For Anti-Ragging Squards
- Conduct Orientation programs for freshers
- Enquire each incident of ragging
- File FIR with local Police where victims are dissatisfied with action taken
- Strict disciplinary action against students indulging in ragging
- Ensure access to Mobile phones and Public phones in Hostels to enable timely communication
- Publicize telephone numbers of all important functionaries (Heads of Institutions, Faculty Members, Hostel Wardens and District Authorities)
- Complaints or information can be oral or written, protect confidentiality of the source
- University should form Monitoring Cells
RAGGING IN ANY FORM IS PUNISHABLE.. GO AHEAD, REPORT RAGGING.
Don’t ‘RAG’ also don’t be a MUTE witness to ‘RAGGING`.
Latest reported incidents:
- Panjab University: Five First Year Students of UIET were reportedly ragged
- Ragging at Panjab University: 3 expelled from hostel, dept
- Panjab University: 11 students suspended for ragging
For further clarification, access:
http://www.education.nic.in or www.ugc.ac.in for the interim orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the Report of the Committee for Prevention of Ragging.