Ragging means laughing at or playing a trick on or teasing somebody. In this sense ragging is intended to be harmless and hence not objectionable. Ragging can be considered as an ordeal, to make juniors less shy and more interactive and comfortable with their seniors. However, this remains a mere myth in the present day. However, with passage of time, this practice had assumed a very bad connotation due to the increase in number of cases of physical, mental torture and psychological damage that was being practiced on an atrocious scale in the name of ragging. It was considered as an act of violating a student’s dignity and was severely condemned. Our data from a normative research study conducted on the prevalence or existence of ragging indicates that ragging should not be ban totally, but should be practiced with the intention with which it was introduced as this provides scope for increase in self confidence helps maintain a healthy relationship between the students of a University. Ragging should be regulated with an unique form of statute that should curb the menance of ragging in all educational institutions within India, under the supervision of UGC.
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Debashree Chakraborty. Normative Research on Socio – Legal Impact of Ragging. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences 2016; 7(3): 181-184 . doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2016.00029.2