There are many evils rampant in the society of which ragging is the one that tops the list. Here, there is nothing to blame the common people, as the persons involved belong to the class known as elite and intelligentsia like students in medical and engineering colleges, where selections are not only based strictly on merit but involve much bigger a cost that their parents, unless they are rich enough to afford it, just can’t manage. Ragging, the way it is practiced, is not just some teasing of a frugal order, it rather assumes graver proportions when it culminates into third degree methods applied by the participants. Every now and then, there is some news or the other that a male student threw acid on the face of a girl student making her life miserable for ever. Surprisingly, there are girl students too, who, at times, don’t lag behind in playing their roles equally as enthusiasts in the field. The fancy for ragging is so deep in their mind that they don’t even bother for their suspension or rustication from their college/ university, and are just unmindful of their career collapsing in the event of some drastic action being taken against them.
In many cases, the root cause behind the background is that the boys and the girls involved in the whole process are the ones who are blatantly obsessed with the desire for opposite sex, and to nurture it, they find ragging as the readily available tool for the purpose. They very often call it ‘love’, which in fact is an attempt to give a serene name to an evil design called ragging.