Ragging also known as hazing or bullying is an act of exerting pressure on newcomers, forcing them to do unethical, unlawful or inhuman activities. Rather than being a means of familiarizing with freshers, ragging has emerged as a violent activity. Though the educational institutions claim that there is no on-campus ragging, ragging in its most brutal form still continues in hostels. Year after year, ragging continues in educational institutions, but much less is being done to combat this menace. Unless the institutions take strict actions against the culprits, the demon of ragging would continue to make rounds across the campus. Also, the student community should realize the importance of life and education, and abstain from indulging in such heinous crimes.
Cite this article:
P. S. Vinayagam, P. S. Sanju, P. S. Nirmala. Raggers: The So-Called Educated and Civilized. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 4(4): October-December, 2013, 474-479.