Srinagar, Oct 9: The Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar has constituted a six-member committee to check the menace of ragging inside the college premises and has threatened to impose fine on students indulging in the banned activity.
The order has been issued days after the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) declared the result of candidates who qualified the annual entrance test and got admission in the college.
The order issued by the college principal has "totally banned the ragging inside the college and in hostel and has threatened to impose a fine ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 or suspension from teaching activities."
The order issued by the principal reads: "No student should abuse, intimidate, threaten or behave indecently with any fresher (MBBS/BDS student) within the premises of college and its hostels. A committee has been framed for strict compliance and any delinquency on part of any under-graduate/post-graduate student, intern and residents should be dealt with firm hand which include imposition of fine of Rs 500 on first instant and Rs 1,000 subsequently and suspension from all teaching activities for 15 working (teaching) days."
The head of the department, Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) Dr Muneer Ahmad Masoodi has been nominated as the chairman of the committee while other members include, HoD Anatomy Dr Muhammad Shafi Shah, Associate Professor Pathology Dr Ruby Reshi, HoD Pharmacology Dr Zaffar Abbas, HoD Forensic Medicine Dr Fareeda Noor and lecturer SPM Dr Muhammad Salim Khan.
The principal has asked the new entrants to report the abuse to the committee members so that strict action could be taken against the accused students.
The ragging has been banned by Supreme Court following numerous cases of suicides committed by the freshers who were abused by their seniors on the pretext of ragging in many professional colleges across India.