Ragging refers to an act that violates the dignity of a person. There have been many complaints of physical and psychological injury due to ragging is colleges and educational institutions.
Nowadays, it has been turned to a nightmare to students and their guardians at the time of admission to Engineering, Polytechnic and Medical colleges.
The supporters of ragging offer an argument for it as an ordeal to make the students fit for the future struggle for existence. Various evil forms of ragging are in practice in professional colleges. The reports of incidents of raging in some of the reputed professional colleges and educational institutions is quite alarming.
It is a matter of shame that even though ragging has been criticized for decades, we still come across such incidents of inhuman torture. As a result, many students give up their studies and go back home, some lose their mental balance, and some are seriously injured.
Indeed, ragging has become a dreadful affair in the institutions of higher learning, especially in professional colleges. It seems to be a survival of medieval barbarism. The press draws our notice to this cruel practice.
On the order of the Supreme Court of India, The University Grants Commission (UGC), had developed a help portal to eliminate ragging. The Government should pass strict laws to stop such raging and anybody found guilty of indulging in any form of ragging should be severely dealt with.