Centre informs SC about steps taken to curb ragging

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New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that all its directions to check the menace of ragging in educational institutions have, by and large, been implemented by all universities and educational institutions across the country.

Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanian also told a bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and M K Sharma that all the directions given by this court are contained in the prospectus of the colleges and the universities.

The Supreme Court, on July 17 and December 10 last year, had issued several directions to checkmate the evil of ragging in educational institutions which sometimes result in physical, mental and emotional torture leading to mental trauma.

The court had accepted the recommendations of the R K Raghavan Committee against ragging.

The court had directed that management of educational institutions concerned will immediately lodge an FIR with the police against those students who were found indulging in ragging of freshers.

The apex court also had directed that senior students found guilty of ragging will be expelled from the college or the universities as the case may be.

The court had also directed all the educational institutions to ban ragging and also include a clause in their prospectus that if found involved in ragging, the students will be expelled/ rusticated from the college.

The court today disposed of all the petitions related to ragging.

It will, however, hear separately the petitions regarding election reforms in Students' Union election in colleges and universities.

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