Saturday, February 13, 2010

Is RAGGING actually a Punishable Offence..?

Student commits suicide for ragging……

Girl gang rapped in the name of ragging……

Student looted in the name of ragging…

Ragging on its peak level…..

Sexual harassment of a student in the name of ragging.

Etc. etc. etc. etc.

Well these where some very common and flashing news till some days ago but now the news changed to be……

Students rusticated form college for ragging in college….where as they claim to just have asked to give an intro……..

Students debarred from any education for years for ragging………where they say that the juniors had misbehaved them...

Students behind bars for eve teasing a girl during ragging, even women’s cell act on them……….but they said that it was done intentionally……..

Student commits suicide for being rusticated from college as he was said to be involved in ragging

Inquiry committee to take a decision for ragging in universities in Delhi…


Now what is all this. Just a form of news, or just a way to time pass in the collage or is it the latest way of in campus entertainment?

Any thing excess is bad. Even, if something is too sweet it gives a bitter sensation. This is what has happened to the environment in the educational institutes in India. There was a time when ragging was termed to be a very good, as it helped a lot to improve one's smartness, attitude, respect to seniors, and it used to be a very good way of removing one's fear towards facing problems and speaking in a gathering.

But what happened now?

The same is banned as many of the students were afraid of going to collage just because they had to face ragging and had a fear of being insulted in front of other friends. Why? were they lacking in confidence? No, as they knew seniors can go to the extent of exploiting them sexually. Many cases have been filed where students have been forced to do many unsocial acts. In many places the students had to return crying to their house just because some senior’s hyper bad behavior during ragging. So the Indian government termed ragging as a punishable offense.

Did this actually work?

Well I don’t think so. As with this the juniors in the college have been provided with some extraordinary powers and there is a special anti-ragging squad in nearly all colleges and universities. This has resulted in a even worse situation. Now days in many places affidavit is being taken from students stating that they wont rag their juniors, so now the juniors are directly going to the seniors and misbehaving them with their sentence ending with “you must have given an affidavit so don’t dare to reply me”. If not this, at least in all colleges the juniors are completely distanced from their seniors, due to which they never are able to build a bond with there seniors and miss the chance to gain all the experience he/she could have gained.

Do you think this is right?
Is the Indian government taking the right step?
Can’t it actually be stopped in college level?

Well we all know the answer. If the seniors use their power correctly and with that teach the juniors how and what is a professional life it can be solved.
And this is not all the juniors have to also support them as it is for their betterment and they get to learn a lot.

Just, if everyone uses his/her power in a right manner there wont be any problem.

Well this is what I feel but what do u feel????????


  1. hmmm well I do agree wid all dat has been said by u. It's true dat as times have changed so has d entire definition of ragging.It's no longer a fun activity dat teaches u to respect ur seniors as well as learn how to b frnds wid dem & get their help & support in times of need.Nowadays it's more about who has more "contacts" more "status" and hence can bully others more. Most imporatntly what happens is EGO CLASH.. d seniors dont budge from der positions & d juniors dont give up der stand either as they each have their own groups to fall back on!
    So d conclusion is's only up to us the students to draw a line between ragging & bullying, not to involve "gangs" in college ragging & refrain from violence..

  2. well thats quite an issue to write on in your first kudos to u man...nice profound thought and capable of opening up an entirely new debate and line of thought...
    P.S. welcome to bloggers world...

  3. Well its a a good insight to the freshers towards ragging....It isnt the same when we were freshers a few years ago.
    Lets not forget unless and until there is a good bond between the seniors n juniors we cant learn more... specially it helps in fighting back against the collg communities and management...

    All in all a great post sagar....

    Keep blogging



  4. well thnx alot pri.......

    @DuDo...... excatly dats wat i wanted to say bonding nd a gud relation is must between seniors nd juniors....... nd thnx alot for ur comment......

  5. Ragging shouid b banned coz now a days it had taken wrong face. Normal ragg. z gud 4 peopl coz thr r som students who hesitate 2 talk wid everybody in dis case ragg. makes them bold.N PHYSICAL RAGG. jo karta hai na they should through out frm dat place.

  6. same is the case in iit kgp. that was happened few years back. but still now these are not recovered. hope it will be banned in up coming years..but still we are just hoping

  7. I do agree with your comments. Its totally collapsed all the students life. If any one affected for this one means his whole life will reflecting for this one. So avoid for this one to all the college students.

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