Ragging is a criminal offence as per the Supreme Court verdict. Ragging is an offence under penal code and under section 116. Bholabhai Patel College of Computer studies say that Ragging is strictly banned in the college as well as in the Hostel.
If anybody found indulged in such kind of activities, strict action will be taken. Ragging is banned by Supreme Court of India. In order to prevent such kind of activity in campus, anti-ragging committee has been formed.
Objectives of Anti-Ragging Activities:
To create friendly atmosphere for the students.
Ensuring Ragging Free campus.
To create awareness among students regarding how the self-confidence of the individual influences the national interest.
To root out ragging activities in all its forms from the institution by prohibiting it, By law and preventing its occurrence by following the provisions of the Regulations of Supreme Court, and UGC.
To provide safe and secure Campus to each students.
Anti-Ragging Committee Activities:
Anti-Ragging Committee consisting of members belonging to various sections of the campus community.
The committee shall have vigil, oversight and patrolling functions.
It shall be kept mobile alert and active at all times and shall be empowered to inspect places of potential ragging and make surprise raid on hostels and other hot spots.
The squad shall investigate incidents of ragging and make recommendations to the Anti-Ragging Committee and shall work under the overall guidance of the said committee.
Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:
Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
Public nuisance created during ragging
Violation of decency and morals through ragging
Injury to body, causing hurt / mental trauma or grievous hurt
Use of criminal force
Abutment / instigation to ragging
Criminal conspiracy to rag
Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
Offences against property
Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim
Physical or psychological humiliation Any act / abuse by spoken words, e-mails, snail mails, blogs, public insults etc.
Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a students.