What Constitutes Ragging?

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

a) Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or
written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling
with rudeness a fresher or any other student.

b) Indulging in rowdy or in disciplined activities by any student or students
which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or
psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher
or any other student.

c) Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the
ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a
sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the
physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.

d) Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
e) Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing
the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.

f) Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a
fresher or any other student by students

g) Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse,
homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures,
causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;

h) Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which
would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill
from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or
any other student.

i) Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or
any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or
showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher.

j) Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion)
targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of color,
race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual
orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity,
place of birth, place of residence or economic background.

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