University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued latest notification on raging and acts that define or can be considered under ragging.
As the new academic session of college is set to begin, this notification issued will defend students from being a victim of ragging. According to Wikipedia, ragging in India is a damaging form of interaction of the seniors in college or school with the juniors, new entrants or first years. It is similar to but not the same as hazing in the United States, it is not an initiation. It involves insults that may be simple or suggestive sexual, sarcastic and even physical. Running errands for seniors, and many other complex activities. Highly reputed Indian colleges have a history of ragging especially Medical colleges. Due to it's unpopularity and bad consequences, stricter rules have been made to deal with such situations.
To deal and to punish the guilty, many help-lines, emails and other means have been launched in order to avoid such incidents. As per UGC regulations, it is mandatory for a college to register an F.I.R. with police against the culprits if any violence, physical abuse, sexual harassment, confinement etc. takes place with any fresher. As the academic session of 2016-17 is on the verge of start, UGC has updated the guidelines and issued a notification which says, "Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background now amounts to ragging."
This step will definitely benefit the freshers as they jumpstart their college days. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such issues. Don't forget to take a halt here at Brainbuxa for more.