Govt should set up ragging monitoring committees, toll free numbers in all educational institutions: CPM

CPM state Secretary Tammineni Veerabhadraam

Hyderabad, Feb.27 (NSS): In the wake of the death of a PG medical student Preethi from Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) from Warangal, CPM state Secretary Tammineni Veerabhadraam today demanded the state government to set up ragging  monitoring committees and a toll-free number in all the educational institutions of the state. In a statement, he raised the issue of the death of PG medical student, and termed it as unfortunate.

He demanded the state government to order a detailed inquiry into the issue and do justice to the family members of Preethi.  He expressed his concern over the growing number of suicide cases due to the harassment of junior students by their seniors and added that several junior students were facing a lot of stress due to the harassment. He said that a student from an engineering college of Warangal also committed suicide after observing her photos on a social media platform and getting stress due to the same. Stating that there are clear guidelines for the constitution of ragging prevention committees from the Supreme Court of India framed in the year 2009, he said that the guidelines were not being implemented in the state and the country.

Stating that union HRD ministry revealed that  UGC had received 32 complaints of ragging from the different universities of Telangana, he said that the registration of so  many complaints would highlight the seriousness of the menace of the ragging. He alleged that the authorities of the concerned educational institutions were not taking timely action over the complaints of ragging received them. He said that the state government was also not showing any keen interest in dealing with the cases of ragging with an iron hand.

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