Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. Ragging in any form, within or outside the University Campus, is legally banned.
Any conduct by a student, whether by words, spoken or written, or by an act which includes physical abuse, lewd acts, teasing, rough or rude treatment, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined and obscene activities, which may cause or are likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or mental trauma or raising of apprehension or fear in a fresher/junior student or other students or forcing a student to do any act, which, such a student is not willing to do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment or danger to a student’s life or adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student is tantamount to ragging.
Punishable Elements of Ragging
- Abetment/instigation to ragging
- Criminal conspiracy to rag
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
- Public nuisance created during ragging
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging
- Injury to body, causing hurt/mental trauma or grievous hurt
- Wrongful restraint
- Wrongful confinement
- Use of criminal force
- Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
- Criminal trespass
- Offences against property
- Criminal intimidation
- Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim
- Physical or psychological humiliation
- Any act/abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail-mails, blogs, public insults, etc.
- Any act that prevents disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student
- All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”
Punishment against Ragging
One, who directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or instigates ragging, inside or outside the University, shall be punished, by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the University.