An easy prey of my seniors-myself fed up with ragging...plz help...

India
December 9, 2006 1:19pm CST
After my 10+2 i dropped 2 years to get into a prestigious college,but i never new life will become hell after coming to college.Now i am in National level college, about 2000kms away from my parents,no near & dear with me.Only cruel seniors around me.They say they will help us in future & we should remain in groups.And in return they call us to their rooms,make fun of us,ask idiot questions,slap us without any reason,make us naked.well i am very much frustrated,i am not able to sleep.In dreams also my seniors are coming. I could not concentrate into my studies.they say it is for short period of time.But i am feeling suicidal sometime.I don't know whether to complain to the authorities or keep quite.Please reply your reply may solve my problem which i have not even told to my parents. please reply.
23 responses
@deadsoul1 (714)
• India
9 Dec 06
Well ragging is there in every college,and this is not a unique case.I am in fourth year.It happened with me also ,when i joined the college(was not very bad).I enjoyed. Look this phase will remain for few weeks,after that life will be on normal track.But please make some friends in seniors too.It will help for you in future. As i said it will remain for few days not forever,so make as many friends you can make.
• India
10 Dec 06
its part of college life dude!!!
• India
12 Dec 06
but it is prohibited by law
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Are you only facing the problem?What about your class mates?why dont you give an hint to your Warden regarding this.Try to complain along with your classmates who are suffering from ragging -about your seniors to the higher authority.As far as possible try to do whatever they say.but there is a limit for everything.if they crosses dont hesitate to complain.Dont think about that always.it will get over after a month or two.Try to concentrate on your studies.Your parents are having more hope on you and also on your studies.So for bright future try to bear this hindrance which wont last for sometime.
• India
11 Dec 06
all of u r facing problems
@nishanity (1651)
• India
10 Dec 06
hey man, are u india? then y do u hav toworry? ragging in supposed to banned in collg campus!!! all u hav to do is notify the authorities anonymously and ask them to tak action... but always take care to be anonymour else u mite get in more trouble... and wen they come to rag, see if u can take some proof, like recording it in ur mob fone or something.... do it widout their knowledge and use it as proof... u know u can even blackmail them wid tht!!!!
• India
10 Dec 06
by law it is prohibited but in actual case it all happens in secret
• India
10 Dec 06
ragging is like no escape from freaky senoirs , it is not a serious matter if u take that sportive like moat of the juniors and also ur senoirs were juniors in past. But if u think they are really bothering u very especially vulgarly.Then it is alwaays advisable to meet ur principal or police.Thats it
@kishchun (497)
• Oman
10 Dec 06
i know that it is practised in almost all the colleges even if on the sly, but hopefully it shouldn't last long for you. but, if ever it gets unbearable, do notify the authorities anonymously. make some friends among seniors if possible. talk it out with your own batchmates - how do the others manage with this? and, whatever the case, plz don't take any extreme steps - talk with whoever you are comfortable to talk with. wish you luck with all my heart.
@humaaaa (1387)
• Pakistan
10 Dec 06
well u have to wait untill u get a bit seniour for a year or so, than you'll get ur juniours coming in your collage and somehow you will loose your tension, if not you than your seniours who have catch you will catch them and leave you. but still if you can't wait for the time to come than the best way is to complain the faculty or athorities about your senious and tell them to protect you from them. don't let your parents know about this thing, else they will get dishearted and will feel sad about all thats happening with you. stay kool :)
• India
10 Dec 06
AISH - AISH
dont keep things within u.Tell the authorities and be strong bcoz u r not wrong.Fight for ur rights as nobody else is expected to stand up 4 u.
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
10 Dec 06
Talk to the tutors and college heads, rag is one thing, but you should never be made to feel scared or humiliated, that ist just inhuman and unpleasant, Be brave, stand up for yourself, and do what will help your fellow freshers
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
10 Dec 06
What I would suggest is take a printout putting names of the seniors who are ragging you and other juniors also put the methods they are using in details and send to the principal. If you don't want to put your name dont put your name. Wait for 2 to 3 days. If no action is taken or investigation is made, adress the letter with full details to the Concerned University, concerned police station, head of police, ministers including education minister, all the popular TV channels or TV news wings. Ragging is same as commting crime. No one should be allowed to bully or hurt a person mentally or physically.
@1986ankush (1241)
• India
10 Dec 06
HOW CAN WE HELP ON INTERNET IF THEY RAGG U , MAKE MUSCLES IN THIS YEAR AFTER THAT WHEN THEIR BROTHER & SISTER BECOME UR JUNIOR U CAN RAGG THEM
• India
10 Dec 06
you better tell to your principal,police or to your dad.
• India
10 Dec 06
hi friend...i think u should tell ur sir or madam of ur collge
@mansha (6301)
• India
10 Dec 06
Firstly call up your parents and tell them about it,mentioning the names of these seniors and then tell them to come and talk to the principal or head of the hostel.You do not have to fear anything.Ragging is illegal and banned.Let them suffer for doing this and let cvoleege take police actrion.do not fear the bullies.You have not done anything wrong.If you think life wioll become hell after reporting them than its not any better now.You can always take up accomodation outside the hostel after that.AS per what other student will feel you seniors will fear you and your batchmates will be thankful to you.
• Lithuania
10 Dec 06
There is no reason for you to put up with this. If the seniors do not know how to do that properly without harming someone, they should not be doing it at all. This situation can only lead to worse things. You need to speak up. At the end of the day you came to college to get a degree and not tomake cool drinking and partying buds. Your family put a lot of hope into you and have a lot of expectations. If this kind of behavour can prevent you from getting a degree and living a normal life - THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT. And not with you.
@kannan86 (208)
• India
10 Dec 06
dont loose hope be brave.all these thing will be only for another 1 or 2 months.when u step into the next semester all the problems will get solved. you can take suggetions from your seniors itself.some people will be surely good.go ask them how they faced all these problems.
• India
10 Dec 06
Hey u act like u are the only one who is doing the "first year" and that all other seniors entered just lyk that...Did u ever stop to think that the same things had happened to ur seniors too....??!! Even they were first-years once...Its just a culture,where the seniors get to interact with the juniors...Besides that,it really helps u to cope with the outside world... U tend to get more tough!!!Imagine living 2000 kms away,and u depend on ur mom and dad for e'thing...U r gonna be a man,so face it like a man....If u think they've really gone beyond ur limits,then do as u wish,but i'll tell you one thing.... U can't remain anonymous for long,and u can't stay there for the next 4 years... One more thing,i could surely tell the way first years wud behave had there been no ragging...Its banned,but thats only from legal point of view....
@alecsing (446)
• India
10 Dec 06
i don't know about american students, but at least indian students can save them nowadays. here's quoting from an article in Hindustan Times Innocent fun or sadistic crime? `Ragging' describes a range of student activities and defies any one definition. Those who defend ragging as a natural part of college life and those who condemn it as a heinous crime are talking of very different things that go by the same name. The real problem is that what might begin as silly banter between two batches of students could easily degenerate into inhuman violence on college campuses that are not adequately supervised by educational authorities. By asking the Central Government to constitute a high-power committee to look into the problem of ragging in educational institutions, the Supreme Court has taken an important step in ensuring that unacceptable behaviour in the name of ragging rituals is kept out of campuses. The remit of the committee, to be headed by the former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, R.K. Raghavan, is to suggest measures to end ragging-related violence. While forming the committee, the Government should keep in mind the peculiarities of the problem, and nominate educationists, sociologists, psychologists, and parents and victims. A broad-based panel is essential to end the tendency among administrators to treat ragging as merely another instance of student indiscipline. Several lives have been lost and many careers ruined on account of ragging — students unable to stand the humiliation of ragging have either taken their lives or quit their institutions within the first few months. The truth is that ragging is steeped in a pernicious student culture handed down from one batch to another. Perversely, this year's victims are next year's offenders. A self-perpetuating, vicious cycle of violence is formed, with senior students, especially those in the second year, targeting first-year juniors for ragging. Some colleges and hostels have `traditional' initiation ceremonies, which are seen as a way of making friends and facilitating interaction between seniors and juniors. Ragging, in many institutions, requires juniors to do menial jobs and even `home work' for the seniors. Professional colleges and residential institutions are especially prone to ragging. One inescapable conclusion is that students facing academic pressures find a vent in it when they get long hours away from the eyes of parents and teachers. Many States have specific laws against ragging, and in Tamil Nadu college administrators too will be held responsible under the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Ragging Act, 1997, if they fail to prevent ragging in their institutions. Tough laws and strict supervision can certainly help control ragging, but the committee empowered by the Supreme Court needs to find ways to attack the very basis of the culture of ragging.
• India
10 Dec 06
hey man....srry to hear abt ur ragging incidents...i myself am goin thru ragging dese days....im a student of an architecture college in the south of india.....but the ragging which is goin on over here is diff frm urs.....der is no physical ragging...like no slaps n no getting us naked....see for us being first years is difficult.....so i guess if ur having a physical ragging n u cannot take it anymore then try reporting to the police or so.....cause after all dis cud lead to many unwanted events....so i guess u shud complain if its getting out of hand....peace
@xcalibur (19)
• India
10 Dec 06
Fun ragging is OK but if they are playing cruel and sick sports like making you and your mates naked, then it is something that should NOT be tolerated at all. Notify your college authorities immediately and if possible inform the police also. Above all DO NOT hide this from your parents and relatives. If you have any high contacts use them. Best Regards XCalibur
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I thought that was mostly in high school. I've never been to a college like that, unless you are in a fraternity. I agree with the person that said complain anonymously.