I was going through the IndiBlogger forum and saw this interesting post on college ragging in India.
Ragging in Indian institutions has been a raging issue for quite some years now. I remember when I was in college or just completed there was this huge issue where in Annamalai University a guy was killed as a result of ragging. And then there are the newer incidents where a college kid may lose his eye and so on.
My opinion on ragging:
I believe ragging has been prevalent for centuries in one form or another. This has been in the way of seniors picking juniors in many walks of life – barber shop, mechanic’s shop, organizations, school, college, etc. I rather think that evolution has its way of determining how you stand in social order and hence this becomes a vicious circle where the juniors today are tomorrow’s seniors.
However, this really need not be. Since ragging has obviously gotten out of hand in a lot of colleges in India I think it is a good idea that steps are being taken to eradicate (yes, I know it is a strong word) ragging.
And you CAN get to know your seniors, juniors, bosses, newbies, etc without ‘ragging’