Directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Ragging includes
1. Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
2. Or indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension there of in any fresher or any other student.
3. Or asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to do adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student with or without an intent to drive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
Raghavan Committee Recommendation to Supreme Court Ragging in as any act which violates the dignity of the individual student or is perceived to violate his/her dignity Ragging is a cognizable, non- bailable, non-compoundable offence with punishment ranging from one year imprisonment and fine up to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and fine. Broadly ragging can be categorized in the following way for which various term of punishment is prescribed:
• Verbal: where senior causes mental harassment, discomfort for the junior by forcing him/her to answer unacceptable/personal question, dance, sing etc is said to rag the junior. It also includes within its ambit cyber ragging. Punishment: 1 year imprisonment or fine or both.
• Severe Verbal Ragging: where the mental harassment, discomfort is to such an act as forces the junior to withdraw from the college Punishment 7 year imprisonment with fine.
Physical: An act by the senior towards the junior which inflicts bodily injury on the junior, like beating the junior hitting him/her with objects etc. Punishment: 7 year imprisonment with fine
Sexual Ragging: Where the senior asks the junior to do an act which damages sexual dignity of the junior Punishment 7 year rigorous imprisonment with fine.
Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filled without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities. Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following: -
• Suspension from attending classes.
• Withholding withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
• Debarring from appearing in any test examination or other evaluation process and /or withholding results.
• Fine with public apology.
• Suspension/ expulsion in the hostel.
• Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 2 years.
• Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital has zero tolerance for Ragging.
• RAGGING IS BANNED
• RAGGING IS A SOCIAL CRIME
• RAGGING IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE
Ragging is a cognizable, non bailable, non-compoundable offence with punishment ranging from one year imprisonment and fine up to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and fine.
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