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Duties of Educational Institutes
An educational institute must conspicuously display a notice strictly prohibiting the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products within 100 yards of the institute.
What is Ragging?
Ragging is any physical, verbal or mental abuse committed by one student against another student belonging to an educational institute. The seniority of the student who rags or is ragged does not matter.
Acts considered as Ragging
Many actions taken by students are considered to be ragging under the law. Some of the acts are mentioned herein.
Under the Indian law, to prevent ragging, every college and university must constitute the following authorities as mentioned herein.
Duties of Institutions to Prevent Ragging
It is the duty of the college to prevent ragging. All colleges/universities must take all measures to eliminate ragging, both within and outside the campus.
Complaining Against Ragging
For ragging, you can complain to the college authorities, the national helpline or the police. Please note that another person can also complain on your behalf.
Legal Age For Smoking
If you are selling cigarettes or other tobacco products, you must ensure that the person purchasing the product(s) is above 18 years of age.
Appeal against Ragging Complaints
Sometimes, it is possible that in the case of a ragging complaint, a student feels aggrieved or upset by the decision given by the Anti-Ragging Committee. In such a case, you can appeal against the decision given.