Delhi University Anti Ragging Guidelines Released, Police Posted Near Colleges

Delhi University has issued a notice on the establishment of two control rooms on the north and south campuses that will monitor student safety from evening teasing and scuffles. The statement also mentioned that plainclothes police officers are on duty outside of the colleges to ensure the safety of students.

Delhi University administration has issued new regulations to protect students from indiscipline, misconduct and riots. The university will work with the Delhi Police to post female police officers on vigilance outside each college’s premises. The official notice released by the authorities urged the students to check the PG accommodations as they too will be under police surveillance. In addition, colleges and residence halls have been advised to limit outsider entry and set up anti-ragging and disciplinary committees to patrol campus grounds with the help of NSS and NCC volunteers.

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Delhi University Anti-Ragging Policy

The University of Delhi’s notice states: “The University will set up two joint control rooms, one each in North and South Campuses (North Campus Tel. No. 27667221 and South Campus Tel. No .24119832). November 2022”. The notice also mentioned that anti-ragging posters in English and Hindi had been put up on both campuses to raise awareness. Online raging complaints will be reported to cybercrime officers.

In a meeting on Friday, October 21, the Delhi University Inspectorate along with senior Delhi university and police officials released the guidelines that colleges should follow to ensure student safety. Officials reportedly said: “In this regard, colleges and departments have been requested to strictly enforce the rules and regulations issued from time to time, particularly the provisions of Regulations XV-B, XV-C and Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace (Prevention , Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (14 of 2013)”,

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Recently, Delhi University’s Miranda House College For Women held a Diwali festival open to all, which went horribly wrong. The crowds outside the gates grew out of control and boys jumped over gates and walls to enter the college grounds. They harassed and teased the female students, disrupted lectures and fondled girls. The incident drew much criticism due to management’s guilt for failing to ensure the safety of female students.