Sikh Group Alleges Insult & Ragging of Religious Articles

INDORE, INDIA— Scores of people of Guru Singh Sabha (GSS) here today held a protest outside the Superintendent of Police (East) office alleging that senior students indulged in ragging a Sikh student at a private college and poked fun at his religious symbols including “pagri and juri” on the eve of Independence Day.

GSS president Gurudeep Bhatia who led the delegation and submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police (East), alleged that three students, Shivam Yadav, Chanchal Yadav, and Rishi Batra not only indulged in ragging the Sikh fresher Dilraj Singh Khanuja, but also removed his “pagri” and touched religious symbols before beating him up badly. The GSS demanded action against the accused and a criminal case to be filed under ragging rules against the accused, a GSS functionary told reporters at the protest site.

The victim, Dilaraj, was a first year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) fresher student in Prestige College and the brother of a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader, while the accused who indulged in ragging were seniors, including the son of a former Congress councillor, the police said. The SP East OP Tripathi assured the GSS delegation of action against the culprits after investigation and a report of the college’s anti-ragging committee.


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