Scuffle breaks out between police and ABVP workers protesting against Gwalior ragging case
Workers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today clashed with the Gwalior Police as they staged a protest outside Scindia School against recent cases of ragging reported from the institution.
Recently, three Scindia School students were expelled after being found guilty of ragging a junior, who attempted suicide and is now in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital.
Another similar case of ragging had been reported from the school in 2012, where the victim's parents had reportedly alleged that the school authorities and the police had ignored their complaint.
The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has decided to direct the Scindia School in Gwalior to submit all details regarding the alleged suicide bid.
Following a Supreme Court Order, ragging was banned in 2009. Every institution in the country must now have an anti-ragging committee and an anti-ragging squad. A national anti-ragging helpline has also been set up.
Ragging in India is a damaging form of interaction of the seniors in college or school with the juniors, newcomers or first years and involves insults. It has become increasingly unpopular due to several complaints of serious injury to the victims and strict laws have been approved regarding cases of ragging.
Ragging is now defined as an act that violates or is perceived to violate an individual student's dignity.
(Posted on 02-09-2014)