Ragging in schools and colleges?

India
August 14, 2009 4:43am CST
Have u ever been a victim of ragging? If so ...share your experiences and what morals will u give to the juniors who are new to colleges as well as to the seniors who do this unmannerly stuff. It was my first day in college and some girls came upto me and started calling me aunty. I felt bad and cannot control my tears. My friends suggested me to go to the principal but it was of no use. Every time when ever I passed by them, they said the same words....aunty, what are doing?..Aunty what is the time. I am a simple girl and it was hard for me to say anything to them so I kept quiet. was I right to do that or Should i have given them the other way.
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7 responses
@Newpal (154)
• India
14 Aug 09
Yes. I suffered a lot.I am really against it.Though people around the world may say that it is a means to interact with juniors but it is not the right way.To interact with the newcomers the seniors of the institute should organise some formal party with the help of the college authorities.That will be of great success. Ragging is a crime.The person involved in encouraging ragging should be punished severely along with heavy fines.Those people should be jailed. There may be many reasons for ragging.The seniors feel insulted when the newcomers don't respect them.Taking advantage of that the newcomers are tortured either in the toilets of the college or in the hostels at night.If this is the case then the college authorities are solely responsible for that.Knowingly the college authorities allow those things to happen. But now things are changing.In most of the institutions the authorities are now taking all the necessary steps to make there campuses ragging free.Also the freshers are getting seperate hostels now.National helpline for instant help is also ready now.
• India
16 Aug 09
but, still in many backward places, these are happening and no one even the athority comes to control it instead they make the work more adverse as they take part of the culprits i.e. the seniors and increase their limits.
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
When I was in university, we had ragging. Personally, I think ragging should not be alowed at all. Some raggings ar very cruel and some very degrading. Most colleges and universities have this practice and its been on for yaers and years.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
16 Aug 09
its very bad to hear that ...that such things are going on in colleges and schools these days in the name of ragging...the seniors should know and not forget that they were also juniors one day....and this is totally against the rules and behavioural pattern expected from the members of society. They should be given some limits from the Principal or teachers so that the juniors should not get such sufferings.And the most important thing to be understood that they are coming to college or school to have knowledge and progress, and not to spoil the human values instead they should be co-operative and helpful to the juniors so that they become familiair with the new environment.There are many very sensitive students who may get afraid of such activities and may leave the college, and may leave the thought of attending that college again...u should try complaining the principal.
• India
19 Aug 09
very true...the new funda should be the seniors helping juniors rather ragging them.
@shibham (17028)
• India
14 Aug 09
hi there, i was a victim of ragging but i don't want to say it as a mental torture or physicial. i think it is a type of act by which we can be familiar to newcomers. but there should be a limit. i have not even tortured by so called ragging. when i was a unversity student i have a lot of experinces about it but i was not tortured at all.
• India
15 Aug 09
both physical as well as mental torture is an inhuman activity and people should be given severe punishments for that.
@Hatley (115360)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 09
soounds like what we called hazing when i was a kid.go to your assigned counselor and tell him or her about it. I think that is illegal now on college campuses. I would tell them to shut'the hell up or you will report them to your counselor, then do so.
• India
14 Aug 09
yes i have experienced the ragging in my college but it was not of that type like to hurt someone mentally,physically or emotionally.It was just to interact with the seniors just to become friendly with them.I don't think they have really ragged me......infact I think that the task they give to us to perform were enjoyable and now I really remember my starting days.Presently I am in my 3rd yr. and have too taken ragging of my juniors a lot but it does not mean that i have insulted them or hurted them.I hate such type of ragging..............
@derek_a (10905)
14 Aug 09
I was the victim of ragging in school for a while. And I think many of my school mates were too. It seemed to go around the class where each of us took it in turns to be ragged. As hard as it may be sometimes, I think the best way forward is to try not to show that you're upset by it, because if the perpetrators get a reaction, they will keep coming back to do more. Saying nothing is a good way forward, or just to shrug your shoulders to show that it doesn't matter, and that you are not hooked by it. - Derek