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Prez to write to Governors on ragging

delhi Updated: May 03, 2009 11:24 IST
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President Pratibha Patil will write to all Governors, who are also the Chancellors of their respective state universities, asking them to allow a group of activists to sensitise students about ragging even as the Centre plans to bring in a legislation to tackle the problem.

The activists of "Aman Movement", led by Rajendra Kachru, father of Aman Kachru who died in ragging incident, met the President and requested her to ask the chancellors to allow them to make presentations in campuses against ragging. "The request was instantly accepted by the President who will now write to the Governors asking them to give permission to the group to create awareness against the ragging," a Rashtrapati Bhavan official told PTI.

Meanwhile, the government is also actively considering framing a special central legislation to effectively curb ragging menace and this was informed to the President by HRD Minister Arjun Singh, during his meeting with her on Friday.

Singh also told the President that he will convene an urgent meeting of all the regulatory bodies under the ministry to take up the issue to ensure that preventive measures were taken.