Letter To the Editor
Ragging culture should be prevented at educational institutions
Ragging culture exists in almost every higher educational institution of Bangladesh. I saw the horror of this ragging. How seniors torture juniors mentally and physically. The level of ragging at the hostel is infinitely higher than on campus in educational institutions. In the hostels or halls, seniors often treat the juniors like slaves. They force juniors to do their personal work even. In fact, the seniors sit in mini court in the hostel almost every night. There, the juniors are convicted without any crime. Then they are punished in different humiliating ways.
To avoid this ragging, some take shelter in the shadow of student leaders. And after a certain time, they begin ragging.
Students face a moral challenge for this ragging culture. As a result, they cannot continue study properly. At the same time they cannot have the opportunities facilitated by the hall and university authorities.
To maintain sound environment in the universities, the ragging culture should be prohibited strictly.
Syed Asaduzzaman Suhan
Chowdhury Para, Malibagh, Dhaka