Delhi University will soon get its new batch of students. And to protect them from ragging on campus, Delhi Police have prepared an information pamphlet to be distributed among students.
“We have also called a meeting with university representatives to discuss the strategy. Every college has an anti-ragging cell. Affected students can contact us too,” Sindhu Pillai, DCP (north), said.
Constables, both men and women, in plain clothes will be deployed outside Vishwavidyalaya Metro station, colleges and other important locations. Special drives will be carried out in buses and Metro feeder buses around the campus since most complaints of harassment come from outside colleges.
“We have written to all the principals and deans to form anti-ragging committees in their colleges. We have the names, email-ids and numbers of professors and students of all colleges who have volunteered for the committee. This information will be put up on the college’s notice board,” said Usha Rao, proctor, DU.
“We will appoint nodal officers for every college. All the deans and principals have been given names and mobile numbers of police officers to be inducted as members of their anti-ragging committees,” said a senior police officer.
Rao said strict action will be taken against those found involved in ragging. “We will cancel their admission,” she added. To help girl students, five booths run by women police personnel have been set up in north campus. More women cops will be deployed outside colleges.