Delhi HC Against Expelling Students for Ragging
Mon, 09/13/2010 - 05:27 — Palash Das
India Law News: The Delhi HC has asked college heads to not expel students, who have been accused of ragging, and to put their education, life and career into foremost consideration.
Justice Rajiv S Endlaw, responding to a plea, observed that expulsion would ruin students' lives and careers as no other university/college would admit them. The decision by the HC should come as a boon to rogue students. The court directed Delhi University and Kirori Mal College to re-admit two of its expelled students who indulged in ragging in 2009. The court also made an observation that throwing out a student for life may turn him into an anti-social element.
In 2009, a first year BSc (Physical Science) student complained to the college authorities of ragging and sexual assault in the college hostel by two third-year students - Akshay Chaudhary and Hani Mohammad. The accused students approached the HC to allow them to complete the course, since they had already lost one year. The court said that the punishment of expulsion should be "modified to that of rustication from the college for the academic session 2009-10."