Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education
|Founder||Harsh Agarwal, Varun Aggarwal,
Mohit Garg, Rajiv Ram
|Type||Research and Advocacy|
|Focus||Ragging, Bullying, Hazing in Educational Institutions|
|Method||Research, Government Policy,
Media Attention, Direct-appeal
|Harsh Agarwal, Varun Aggarwal, Mohit Garg, Naveen Kumar|
CURE began in July 2001, in Delhi, and has grown to a membership of 470, mostly students.
In February 2007, CURE reported to the Supreme Court appointed Raghavan committee on ways to prevent ragging in Indian universities, highlighting the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse in the name of ragging. CURE also highlighted institutional unwillingness to acknowledge ragging, citing loss of reputation as their reason.
Goals and research
CURE's stated goals are to create awareness about ragging and its ill-effects, provide alternate means of interaction to Indian students and censure those involved in ragging. Their research points to ragging as not being "harmless fun", but the cause of 25 suicides in 7 years
- Deepankar Ganguly (20 February 2007). "Crusade to put an end to ragging". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- Divya Iyer (2007-05-16). "Sex, crime in the name of ragging". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- Chetan Chauhan (2007-05-15). "SC committee wants a law to curb ragging". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- Parul Sharma (2007-04-03). "Severe ragging is very much prevalent". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-06-01.