The legal definition of ragging is as follows :“Ragging” means the doing of any act which causes, or is
likely to cause any physical, psychological or physiological
harm of apprehension or shame or embarrassment to a
student and includes
Teasing or abusing or playing Practical joke on or
causing hurt to any student.
Asking any student to do any act, or perfrom any thing,
which he/she would not , in the ordinary course, be
willing to do or perform.
Ragging is different from other crimes because the
motive is solely to get perverse pleasure. Ragging is
also different from other crimes as it is actively
promoted by certain sections of the society.
Following types of abuses and activities will be
termed as ragging :
Physical abuse - for example, forcing to eat, drink or
smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
Verbal abuse - for example swear words and phrases,
direct or indirect derogatory references to the person’s
appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field
Forced activity - for example Chores for seniors e.g.
copying notes, cleaning rooms, etc.
Not being allowed to attend classes.
Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.
Singing or dancing or performing in any other way
Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.