24 IIT­K stu­dents face ter­mi­na­tion for rag­ging

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KANPUR:Twenty-four stu­dents of the In­dian In­sti­tute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) may be ter­mi­nated over charges of rag­ging ju­nior stu­dents.

The IIT-K administration is likely to lodge po­lice com­plaints against them.

A fi­nal de­ci­sion in the case will be taken at the Senate meet­ing sched­uled for Septem­ber 21.

As many as 30 ju­nior stu­dents had ac­cused 50 se­nior stu­dents of ha­rass­ing them in the name of rag­ging.

In their com­plaint to the dean, stu­dent af­fairs, the stu­dents al­leged that their se­niors thrashed them, abused them and forced to do in­ap­pro­pri­ate acts on Au­gust 20.

The dean re­ferred the com­plaint to anti-rag­ging com­mit­tee for in­quiry and rec­om­men­da­tion for pun­ish­ment.

The com­mit­tee found that 24 stu­dents in­dulged in rag­ging and rec­om­mended their ter­mi­na­tion and lodg­ing of po­lice cases against them.

Deputy di­rec­tor, IIT-K, Dr Manin­dra Agar­wal said fur­ther in­quiry was on against the stu­dents.

Mem­bers of the stu­dents’ senate have de­manded a thor­ough in­quiry into the mat­ter be­fore award­ing pun­ish­ment to any stu­dent. The mem­bers said the an­ti­rag­ging com­mit­tee should give an op­por­tu­nity to the ac­cused stu­dents to re­ply to the al­le­ga­tions against them.

They, how­ever, ad­mit­ted that cases of rag­ging had in­creased in the past few years as the IIT-Kanpur administration was re­luc­tant in tak­ing stern ac­tion against the guilty.

MEM­BERS OF THE STU­DENTS’ SENATE HAVE DE­MANDED A THOR­OUGH IN­QUIRY INTO THE MAT­TER BE­FORE AWARD­ING PUN­ISH­MENT TO ANY STU­DENT.

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