HC asks universities to form anti-ragging committee

DHAKA The High Court (HC) here today asked all the

universities and colleges to form anti-ragging committee as soon as possible

for preventing physical and mental harassment in the name of ragging.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and

Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a writ petition filed

by lawyer Ishrat Hasan.

Secretaries of Home Affairs as well as Education Ministries and Chairman of

University Grants Commission (UGC) were also asked to respond with the rule.

The court also wanted to know why the failure of the defendants in setting

principles for protecting students' lives and honour against ragging, would

not be declared illegal.

On October 9, 2019, a legal notice was sent to the authorities concerned,

including UGC, by the lawyer Ishrat Hasan asking to form anti-ragging

committee and anti-ragging squad to monitor ragging incidents within 7 days

at every university.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)