Message from Legal Head 

Advocate (Mrs.) Meera Kaura Patel
BA(Hons) English(Delhi), LL.B(Delhi), LLM (Canada)

Meera is a practicing lawyer in Delhi and is the Hony. Head of our Legal Desk. She has made historical achievements in the anti ragging movement.  [Profile]


Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence. Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes (Indian Theosophist Philosopher, wrote The Future of Humanity, Songs of Life, Kingdom Happiness. 1895-1986)

 It is very alarming to see a rise in incidents of violence in education, i.e. ragging. It stirs the soul to read and hear about the incidents involving life and health of students, who are victims of none else other than their seniors. The violence being perpetrated in educational institutions takes the form of serious human rights abuse and various crimes codified in the criminal law of our land, i.e. Indian Penal Code. I often think, which direction is this generation heading to? We are privileged to be born on the land where the great leader Mahatma Gandhi who preached non-violence took birth. His views on non violence are respected world over, but for his own country. It is very unfortunate to see the young generation taking recourse to violence for fun at a land where diverse religions preach non violence.

This concern and the need to bring about a change in the present situation motivated me to join SAVE. SAVE has provided me a platform to interact with the students, acadmecians, heads of institutions and the society at large to eliminate ragging.

We are presently looking for volunteers to join the legal team. Lawyers are encouraged to apply with their resume by mailing at mail[AT]no2ragging.org

We also offer internships to various students pursuing LL.B/LLM. Applications from students from other fields may also be considered by our other departments. Interested students are encouraged to apply at: mail[AT]no2ragging.org
 

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