1. IIT Kanpur ragging incident: 22 students suspended; what really happened on the night of August 19 and 20?

IIT Kanpur ragging incident: 22 students suspended; what really happened on the night of August 19 and 20?

IIT Kanpur ragging: In the month of July, some fresher students of IIT Kanpur had alleged that some seniors of them forcefully got their clothes removed and made them do vulgar activities,

By: | Published: October 10, 2017 5:05 PM
iit kanpur ragging, IIT Kanpur, ragging, Manindra Agarwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur The shocking incident took place on the night of August 19 and 20. (Photos from IITK website)

A shocking incident of ragging in IIT Kanpur is making headlines. Cracking the whip, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has suspended 22 of its students. The suspension periods range from one year to three years on ragging charges, as per a report by news agency PTI. The tough decision was taken by the IIT senate on Monday. “Sixteen students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT, Kanpur, Deputy Director Dr Manindra Agarwal told media. But what really happened in the incident?

– The shocking incident took place on the night of August 19 and 20.

– These students had allegedly ragged their juniors.

– 16 of the students had been expelled for three years as the charges against them were very serious

Earlier, in the month of July, some fresher students of IIT Kanpur had alleged that some seniors of them forcefully got their clothes removed and made them do vulgar activities, according to a report in Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar.

Moreover, the suspended students would not have the right to go for a mercy appeal during the suspension period. They could do so after the completion of the suspension period and could even be allowed to take admission in the course, PTI reported.

Reportedly, the decision was taken by the IIT senate at its meeting on Monday after giving an opportunity to these students to present their version.

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  1. Chandrasekaran Venkataraman
    Oct 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    THe Senate Committee of IIT Kanpur has not taken full action required and, sorry to say, acted like a rural administration dispensing its own justice. They should have simultaneously filed FIR since the alleged activities were attracting laws of the land and not merely internal action. This would have sent a stern message across all universities including professional ones like Engineering, Medical, Law, etc. and the educational ins utions could have functioned in a peaceful atmosphere.
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