Student harassment goes on: Noida is new entrant to the list
Oct 12: When in May this year Supreme Court gave its ruling on Ragging after taking into consideration the recommendations by Raghavan committee we took a sigh of relief in the hope that now this evil could be weeded out from the academic premises and now students can go to colleges without any fear for ragging as there will be mechanisms to handle the violators of the conduct.
To be sorry, hopes were weakened if not belied as I came across various incidents where students dared to overlook the ruling of the Supreme Court and indulged in the crime playing with the life of junior students.
Our students are so badly affected by this leprosy of mind that they lose every reasoning ability and sentiment and moral obligation to respect other’s personality and observe certain norms of humanity. I am horrified that this disease has affected every corner of the country.
No this claim is not void. There are stats to support this claim. During recent months the incidents of ragging were reported from Lucknow, Agra, Bhopal, Indore, Delhi and now welcome new entry Noida.
A quite heinous incident on ragging has been reported from the APJ institute of Greater Noida in which seniors stripped the juniors and made them dance. They also burnt the private parts of the victims. Prashant, a Delhi resident and a student of B.Architecture registered a complaint in police station against seniors when Management did not became active in spite of his complaint and tried to suppress the issue.
This was not enough, to disown any responsibility and escape any punishment they also made them write a suicide note and threatened with dire consequences in case they reveal the incident to anyone. The darker side is that all the students who were misbehaved did not come forward to voice against it.
On the other hand the director told that management has ordered the investigations of the matter at its level.
Some days ago a student, Abdul Bahav was thrown from the third storey of the hostel building of an engineering college in Agra which ended with the breaking of both of his legs and injuries in the backbone. Just a week ago four students were expelled from the Stephen’s college Delhi for allegedly ragging the juniors though college denied it was a ragging incident. In Indorea student named Durgesh Shukla an MCA student committed suicide due to ragging. In Lucknow Sanjay Pal Singh had his nervous break-down due to the harassment. List is not over. Even in Bhopal, hotel management college eight students were suspended over ragging of juniors.
There is one more aspect of some of the incidents. Agra college management claimed that the incident with Abdul Bahav was not a case of ragging but personal fight of students. The principal of St. Stephen’s college also rejected that students have been suspended due to any case of ragging. Most of the time if not always college also tries to cover up the situation.
What is needed courage by the students to resist such practice, strict implementation of the directives by the Court and establishing proctorial board at college level, a complaint box in every college and special watch at the start of new session.
To deter it, expulsion from the college, taking back the degree and fine can be imposed on the student. And as the court suggested there should be incentives for curbing the menaces well as disincentives for the institution if fails to do so. We also need to weed it out from our psyche. This reflects a sick psyche not the civilized one.
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