Warning stringent action against those students indulging in ragging at educational institutes, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order completely banning the menace.
"The government order (GO) completely bans ragging in educational institutes. Those found involved in this will be expelled from college," principal secretary, Higher Education Kamran Rizvi said in Lucknow
Educational institutes have been asked to mention in their prospectus about the anti-ragging provisions available, the official said.
He said that as per rules, senior students would not be allowed to meet their juniors after 9 pm for the first three months of their semester.
"We are trying the create an atmosphere where public comes forth against the menace. If ragging is reported from institute, which has been made accountable to prevent it, their accreditation/NOC could be cancelled", he said.
In one of the latest incidents of college ragging, a first year engineering student from Kashmir died after being beaten up by his seniors in Himachal Pradesh last week.