The Vice-Chancellor of a prestigious Uttar Pradesh university, at which 150 junior medical students were forced to shave their heads and "bow in reverence" to their seniors in an alleged case of ragging, has appeared to defend the practice, declaring that "these kids can't even tolerate 10 per cent" of the ragging he faced as a medical student. "You know... I was ragged so badly when I was a student in the 80s. These kids can't even tolerate 10 per cent of that. When I was a student we used to jump from walls out of respect for our seniors. The same seniors then fed us samosas and tea," Dr Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Safai village, said.