From what had been a scarred and patchy semester, it seems that the TIP administration is trying its extreme best to make things from bad to worse for the current student body. Since the month of September, 3 students have been suspended for the entire semester on the grounds of ragging a first year student. They were from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year; all of the acclaimed seniors. And today, the 19th of November, a 4th student was accused of the same crime and asked to vacate the premises immediately.
The crime committed was indeed a bit severe. But the majority of the male population here doesn’t really consider it to be that serious as the saying goes, “ye to sab ke saath hota hai.” The saying does not justify the crime but the act continues to be a tradition.
Its ironic how such drastic and career-affecting decisions have been made after carefully analysing “credible evidences”… when the accused first year never went up to complain in the first place! Doesn’t the accused have to file a complain in order for action to be taken? I guess they made an amendment in the law that we may be unaware of. The complain was lodged by another first year student, who had escaped the crime scene so that he does not get ragged.
It is my final year here and I have never witnessed ANY action being taken against a ragging complain, which have been filed every year. In the previous academic year, a fight broke out amongst two groups of students but hey, they lived happily ever after. But wait for the best part! A 2nd year design male student had been suspended earlier this semester for verbally ragging a freshy girl… but 2 weeks later we saw him roaming the corridors of this glorious institute again. Yes folks, I know you all are stuck on the ‘D’ word you read in the last sentence. But fortunately, or unfortunately, the ‘D’ student has made his return while the other poor souls wonder why they never chose that department.
What’s even more surprising is that people present at the crime scene are ready to swear that some of the students who got suspended where not involved in any way, especially the most recent one. Even the accused firsty admits to that! But then again, the DC have their “credible evidences” which stand resolute to that extent that they may not be challenged.
When questioned, the DC members stated that it is not their will to send students out. “Humein showk nahee hai suspend karnay ka,” they said. It is according to the evidences they gathered that all these students are worthy of the infamous blame.
My conclusion comes in 2 parts. Either the DC members lack the skills of evidence gathering and they were hasty in their decision. Or the more understandable reason, that all or some of the unlucky students were framed for crimes they never committed to save the real culprits. I had the opportunity to be debriefed by the DC once about how they conduct their research, so it is hard to settle on the 1st conclusion. But if the 2nd conclusion fits best, should be grow up to believe that evil always wins?
These are pressing times at TIP. The students are restless. The students are angered. The students… have questions which they need answered.