SC directs state govts to form anti-ragging panel

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Ragging in educational institutions might be curbed says SC
New Delhi, May 8: With the increasing number of extreme ragging cases, in a move to get tough with the situation the Supreme Court has ordered all state governments to constitute committees to look into the incidents of ragging and to take preventive measure against the same.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat on Friday, May 8 passed directives to eradicate the menace from educational institutions across the country. The bench added that the institutions have to appoint a psychiatrist to provide counsel to the students.

If there are cases of alcoholism or drug abuse the institutions are ordered to take steps toward students' de-addiction.

All the state governments are expected to provide an undertaking to the apex court about the steps taken by them in keeping to the directions to prevent incidents of ragging in educational institutions.

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