But this is the worst kind of experience I had during my ragging. The punishment may also take the shape of: i withholding scholarships or other benefits ii debarring from representation in events iii withholding results iv suspension or expulsion from hostel or mess, and the like. Raghavan, met victims, guardians and others across the country. Email us at about your ragging experience, along with your name, age, occupation and hometown, and we'll publish the most interesting entries right here, on rediff. It shall be the duty of the Anti-Ragging Squad to make surprise raids on hostels, and other places vulnerable to incidents of, and having the potential of, ragging. Initially they told us nicely, but after 2-3 minutes they started beating us and finally they came to the conclusion that they will take the name on a lottery basis and whose name will come first, he has to do the female role. But, only 190 complaints were registered in this period.
On an attempt to resist carrying out the activities, they may beat the fresher with baseball bats or slap them. The truth is that in some cases, ragging has occasionally, ended in fighting, serious injuries, and even deaths, leading to the ruin of some brilliant careers. Personality disorders get acuter when youngsters are subjected to unwholesome and unhealthy practices. Cases have been reported in the press of ragging leading to death. And don't lose youself, open up to your parents, as they are your best friends in life.
Preventing Ragging : The Landmark Supreme Court Guidelines With ragging becoming a national issue affecting thousands of students across India, the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India too could not remain silent and has seriously condemned the issue. It influences the new students to behave in a socially acceptable way. Firstly, they provide a statutory definition of ragging. Rupa Rathnaseeli committed suicide in 2002. Provision for anonymous complaints was considered of utmost important at the time of establishment of the helpline, since the victim after making the complaint remains with or close to the culprits, away from a fully secure environment.
As long as it is in the spirit of good and clean fun, it's good. From my own experience I am telling you this. Entry at other times may also be regulated. It is wrong to say that rough horseplay rounds up angularities of the young. Yet, this sadistic form of behaviour is spreading its tentacles in our educational institutions. I mean ever since I got here, you've just been ragging on me left and right. The rich becoming richer, unemployment, political and administrative corruption, eruption of scams of the Himalayan proportions, naturally affect the sensitive minds of the young.
Terrible stories of murder, abuse, violence, and trauma in the name of ragging have been reported from educational institutions all over the country once again. You lie there defeated, ragging on yourself for the failure, mad at the judges because this can't be fair. But only a few know that what once was a very friendly way of familiarising among freshers and seniors with some harmless practical jokes, somehow it transformed into sinister harassment. This was the first major step taken against university ragging by a Sri Lankan government. If anything, it accentuates them. For many, this might constitute a form of ragging, but for me, it was a good thing, because, the seniors knew their limits.
The supreme court of India has defined it as. They learn to face unpleasant situation boldly. Most authorities have tackled the problem with an iron hand. I too went through the illusionary world of ragging. Sri Lankan soldiers returning from war re-entered the college educational system and brought with them the tradition and techniques of military style ragging. Because he feels that after nights of fear, a day of light will come when these things will be over and then he will complete his responsibility of studying hard.
A fresher party should be organized by the institutes itself within town weeks of the academic session so that junior and senior can easily interact with one another. Fear entrapped me so badly that I used to feel, while studying in my room, that some one is behind the door. He would be put on a mock-trail. While I don't encourage ragging to be the way out of this kind of a situation, I feel the college should be careful when it puts restrictions on both seniors and juniors. Following Supreme Court orders, a National was launched by the Indian government. The former apprehend that they are in for a series of practical jokes and constant teasing at the hands of the latter. Playing The Fool : The freshmen may be asked to enact scenes from a particular movie or mimic a particular film star.
But it does have some positive effects on the fresher. Sometimes the seniors would insist that the freshers bow before them and greet them with folded hands. Substantive Laws Prohibiting Ragging Presently, there are only four state legislations in India that prohibit ragging. Such sadists have sometimes locked up the fresher in bathrooms for over 24 hours or have physically beaten them. Even some of the highly reputed colleges and institutions have a terrible history of ragging.
Vishwa Jagriti Mission through President vs. The lads were ragging me about that, declaring I had lost my touch, he laughed. I started hating studies so much that I burned my engineering books and started praying to God that God, please give me one chance, I will burn this college to ashes. It was reported that she was about to be sexually penetrated by a foreign object as part of the ragging initiation — she jumped out of the hostel building to escape the abuse. It has become increasingly unpopular due to several complaints of serious injury to the victims and stringent laws pertaining to ragging. It is widely brought in action, although banned by law.
The victim declines into a shell, forcing himself into ignominy and alienation from the rest of the world. The death was later ruled a suicide. I'm a college drop out because of ragging'. The thought itself was very scary but none of us had the courage to retort or refuse. Following a Supreme Court Order, a National Anti-Ragging Helpline was created which helps the victims and take action in cases of ragging, by informing the head of the institution and the local police authorities of the ragging complaint from the college. Back then, a freshman was like a sitting duck that could be hunted by seniors at will. The roughness and toughness of the impersonal environment do not rattle them so easily.