NEHU constitutes fact finding panel to probe ragging incident

Shillong, Oct 13: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) has constituted a fact finding committee to probe into the ragging incident against a student at the Tura campus of the University.

A Naga student was ragged on October 8 in NEHU Tura campus hostel.


According to an official statement, the fact finding committee will be headed by the Dean of the School of Human & Environmental Sciences Prof Lucy Zehol.

The task of the committee is to uncover all the facts surrounding the incident, identify the culprits, and establish the truth of the matter.

The statement said that NEHU maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of ragging or harassment within the University.

“If the incident is found to be true, the culprits will be subject to strict disciplinary measures in accordance with both the University’s regulations and the relevant laws of the country,” it said.

The NEHU authority also extended its support to the victim of the incident and assured them that the University is committed to providing them with any necessary assistance, including counseling and ensuring their safety and well-being.

“We would like to emphasize that the NEHU is fully committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all its students and staff members. Such incidents go against our core values and principles, and we will do everything in our power to address this situation effectively and prevent any such incidents in the future,” it said.

“We will continue to work together to ensure a respectful and secure educational environment for all. We will keep the public and media updated on the progress of the investigation and the actions taken as a result of its findings,” NEHU said.

Activist condemns incident

Social activist Cherian Momin condemned the incident  then resp incident.

“This incident demands urgent attention, and I am fervently calling upon NEHU University Tura Vice Chancellor Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla to intervene immediately and secure justice for the victim without delay”, Momin said.

T’he concerned authorities must take swift legal actions, including filing an FIR, to address this grave matter. I advocate for the facilitation of the victim student’s transfer to another central university offering the same course. Stringent disciplinary actions should be taken against the perpetrators. The expulsion of those responsible is crucial, accompanied by transparent communication from the university”, Momin said.

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