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It will help victims of ragging at Pondicherry varsity register complaints in a safe manner

CPI(M) cadre protesting against ragging in Puducherry on Tuesday.Photo: G.Krishnaswamy
CPI(M) cadre protesting against ragging in Puducherry on Tuesday.Photo: G.Krishnaswamy

Cadres of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) along with Students Federation of India (SFI) members and students from Pondicherry University held a protest on Nehru Street demanding action against those involved in ragging that allegedly took place in the university.

Protestors wanted the Union Territory to adopt the Anti-Ragging Act, which had been adopted in the neighbouring State. The University should also form a complaint committee so that victims of ragging would be able to register their complaints in a safe manner, State general secretary of CPI(M) V. Perumal said.

The group condemned the recent ragging of two girls at the university, who were allegedly threatened with sexual assault if they registered a complaint. The protestors also said there was an effort to protect the boy who was had issued threats.

Earlier in the day, there was a tussle between two groups that were involved in the ragging incident. Police have filed a case and investigations are on. The anti-ragging committee of the university is also enquiring into the incident.

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