India has witnessed the stark 75% increase in ragging in educational institutes, the highest since 2013. While Gujarat has registered a rise of almost three-fold in 2017 than it was in 2016, the number of cases has risen to double in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttarakhand.
The latest government statistics state that 901 cases of ragging were registered in the country’s colleges and universities in 2017 while such cases were just at 515 in 2016.
Gujarat recorded a total of 16 cases of ragging in 2017 against five cases in 2016 while the number of such cases in higher education institutions in Assam climbed up to 33 in 2017 from 10 in 2016.
Higher education institutions in Karnataka, which had seen 24 cases of ragging in all in 2016, recorded 49 such cases in 2017.