The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has issued very strict instruction to curb the menace of ragging in educational institutions. All the students and their parents are requested to read and understand its importance very carefully. Any student violating these instructions shall be immediately expelled from the institute and no claim of any nature is admissible to such students.
The SCI in the write petition (Civil) No. 656 of 1998 passed an order in 2001 in which it ordered educational institute "Ragging is banned in institution and any one including in ragging is likely to be punished appropriately, which punishment may include expulsion from the institute, suspension from the institute or classes for a limited period or fine with a public apology ".