President condemns ragging in Republic Day address

27 Jan, 11
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President Pratibha Patil has strongly condemned incidents of ragging in educational institutions in her address to the nation on the eve of the 62nd Republic Day.

Patil said, “Cases of ragging in educational institutions are also disturbing. Ragging is violence.”

She added, “It is heinous and should not be tolerated, for it can cause irreparable loss to the parents and to the country. Our social fabric is deeply damaged by such incidents and it is essential that these tendencies are curbed in the interest of social harmony and cohesion. I appeal to my fellow citizens to never resort to violence.”

Ragging in educational institutions in India is prohibited and punishable under the ruling of Supreme Court, legislation by state governments and regulation by University Grants Commission.

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