The menace of ragging in educational institutes: A human right perspective
Dr. VG Shinde
The evil of ragging has been recognized as a social evil even by judiciary as well as by the legislature. Generally ragging is mostly found in medical, engineering and other professional colleges or universities or institutions. The fresher are traumatized both physically and mentally deriving sadistic pleasure by the seniors amounting to gross violation of basic human rights. Numbers of students every year are being forced to go through this experience. Media has been reporting various incidents of suicides, violence, physical injuries, sexual abuses and psychological disorders, resulting because of ragging. Ragging is traditional and systematical human right abuse in education field. It violates the fundamental rights which are ensured by our Constitution of India. It is clear cut violation of human rights which is unacceptable by Indian society and if such things are happens in the educational institution it may danger to the future of nation. In order to control ragging from the Colleges, University, the State Governments have enacted legislations to deal with ragging. The Indian judiciary has commendable steps taken to control and eradication of evil practice of ragging from the society, as well as sensitizing the society concerning the illegal activities against the fresher students.