Ragging at IITK: Students take to social media
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.