Rag­ging at IIT­K: Stu­dents take to so­cial me­dia

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH -

KAN­PUR: Ag­i­tated over 22 sus­pen­sions at the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy-Kan­pur (IIT-K) on charges of rag­ging, stu­dents are us­ing the so­cial me­dia to raise their voice against the de­ci­sion.

Some stu­dents have also tweeted to the union min­is­ter for hu­man re­source and de­vel­op­ment (MHRD) seek­ing a fair in­quiry into the mat­ter.

The stu­dents al­leged that ac­tion was ini­ti­ated even against those who were not at all in­volved in rag­ging. Stu­dent sus­pended The govern­ment polytech­nic has sus­pended Shivam Ra­jput, a third year stu­dent, for one se­mes­ter in con­nec­tion with the rag­ging of Rishabh Sachan, a stu­dent of PG di­ploma in com­puter hard­ware main­te­nance and net­work en­gi­neer­ing. The de­ci­sion was taken on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the anti-rag­ging com­mit­tee.

Rishabh claimed that Shivam abused him and beat him in the name of rag­ging. Rishabh also lodged an FIR against Shivam.

“The in­sti­tute has not taken any ac­tion against seven other stu­dents charged with rag­ging as they could not be iden­ti­fied,” said the in-charge of anti-rag­ging com­mit­tee RC Saini.

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