PU anti-ragging committee refutes students' claim of being ragged

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2015 22:00 IST

Panjab University's anti-ragging committee on Tuesday submitted its report on the alleged ragging case refuting the allegations made by two female students.

The report was submitted to university dean (instruction) Prof AK Bhandari. The complainants - a second-year law student and an environment-science student pursuing MSc - both living in girls' hostel number 7, had alleged that they were harassed by a senior, a PhD scholar, residing in same hostel.

Dean of student welfare Prof Navdeep Goyal said the inquiry report denied any sort of ragging, but pointed out that the students had some personal issues which needed to be resolved. "It was a case of quarrel between the students and it did not result in any sort of ragging,"he said. Goyal and girls' hostel warden have been entrusted with the responsibility of resolving the issue.

Ragging is a punishable offence and the University Grants Commission has framed stringent guidelines to eradicate it from educational institutions.

Past incidents

In 2011, Sahil Gupta, a second-year student of chemical engineering, had allegedly ragged Saksham Bhatnagar, a first-year student of his department, in hostel no 1.

In 2010, Tanuj Anand, another chemical-engineering student, had accused four of his seniors of ragging him in his hostel. Tanuj left the university later.

In 2008, six students of the theatre department were suspended after they were found guilty of ragging their juniors.

In 2007, six students of University Institute of Engineering and Technology were suspended after complaints were received against them. Five of them were expelled from the hostel and the department while one was punished.

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