Ragging at Education Institutes
Can the victim claim ‘deficiency in services’?
Can the victim claim ‘deficiency in services'?
About a couple of months back, Pune police introduced an interesting initiative to tackle issues like eve-teasing, stalking and ragging in schools and colleges. Every police station in the city got down to selecting a Police Kaka, an officer who would liaison with schools and colleges under their jurisdiction and visit campuses on a regular basis for casual interactions with students The Police Kaka will also ensure that institutes are following guidelines and rules as per the law in order to restrict ragging incidences. The move has been welcomed by all stakeholders because despite declaring ragging to be a punishable offence, the practice continues to haunt not just students but also their parents, teachers as well as the law-and-order machinery. – Dr Prem Lata, Consumer Awakening Former Member, CDRF-Delhi