Delhi University Releases New Provision Against Eve-Teasing And Ragging

delhi university anti ragging guidelines
Delhi University has released a notice regarding the setting up of two control rooms in North and South campus that will overlook the security of students against eve-teasing and ragging. The notice also mentioned police officers being on duty outside colleges in plain clothes to ensure student’s safety.

Delhi University’s administration released new provisions regarding students’ safety against indiscipline, misconduct and ragging. The university will be working together with Delhi police to post female police officers outside the premises of each college for vigilance. The official notice released by the authorities asked students to verify the PG accommodations as they too will be under police surveillance. In addition, colleges and hostels have been advised to limit the entry of outsiders and set up anti-ragging and disciplinary committees to monitor the campus grounds with the help of NSS and NCC volunteers.

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Delhi University Anti Ragging Guidelines

Delhi University’s notice read, “The university will set up two Joint Control Rooms, one each in the North and South Campuses (North Campus Tel. No. 27667221 and South Campus Tel. No. 24119832), beginning from 2nd November, 2022 till 11th November, 2022,”. The notice also mentioned that anti-ragging posters have been installed in both the campuses in both English and Hindi to increase awareness. Online ragging complaints will be reported to the cyber crime officials.

In a meeting held on Friday, October 21, the proctorial board of Delhi University along with senior varsity and Delhi police officials released the guidelines for colleges to follow in order to ensure the safety of students. The officials reportedly said, “In this connection, the colleges and departments have been requested to strictly enforce the rules and regulations issued from time to time, especially the provisions of Ordinances XV-B, XV-C, and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (14 of 2013),”

Recently, Delhi University’s Miranda House College For Women held a Diwali fest open for all, which went horribly wrong. The crowd outside the gates went out of control and boys jumped over gates and walls to enter college premises. They harassed and eve-teased the female students, disturbed lectures and groped girls. The incident received a lot of criticism over the management’s fault in failing to ensure the safety of female students.