Ragging and bullying can be very stressful and can take a toll on various aspects on student’s life. It may be mental or physical or sexual and can result in a tragedy. It can negatively impact the ability to learn and grow. Lately, there have been awareness and this issue has been raised prominently. To address the issue, Government of India has enacted a regulation called “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Education Institutions, 2009.
One such incident has come to light and it is extremely disturbing. The incident occurred in Pathways School, Noida, where a group of students cornered a 9th grader (Rajveer Bansal) in school washroom and slapped him hard. The school is trying to hush the matter but this issue is beyond their reputation. The boy has suffered from 25% hearing loss from the impact. The story is shared by Shivani Dogra bahri (Rajveer’s aunt) and has been shared over 16,000 times when this article was being written. She writes
PATHWAYS SCHOOL NOIDA# BOY Cornered in washroom#SLAP THAT HAS IMPAIRED 25% HEARING#SCHOOL TWISTS THE STORY TO SAVE IMAGE
My nephew Rajveer!His parents are under immense pressure from the parents of gang of boys to twist the story ,even the school authorities are not wanting to tarnish their image ,so calls have been made to the parents to hush the matter,as the video got viral today afternoon ,phonecalls poured in with threats ,Parents and child are traumatized now.
A simple bet between two friends,but the friend backed out and went back to the class, these 10th graders who are the bullies of the school thought of this as opportunity to show other kids that they better not mess with them!
The washroom was locked by them and their were 9 th graders too !Videos were made and deleted,luckily one boy who made the video send it to the boys mother! and that’s how the whole incidence came to light,otherwise this would have gone unreported.PATHWAYS NOIDA#CHILD TRAUMATIZED #PARENTS UNDER PRESSURE#ITS NOT ONE BUT A GANG OF BOYS TRYING TO SHOW THEIR MACHISMO
See Video here
We strongly condemn this act and advice parents to regularly talk to their kids on the matter. School should take appropriate measures and make sure this should not happen again.
Read this to understand Anti-Bullying Laws in India.