Running ragged

Updated on May 22, 2007 03:38 AM IST
Apropos of the editorial Frights of passage (May 18), making ragging a criminal offence is too harsh.
HT Image
HT Image
None | By

Apropos of the editorial Frights of passage (May 18), making ragging a criminal offence is too harsh. The court’s guidelines could be issued to control it, but a blanket ban is not the right decision. Freshers must be bold enough to tell their seniors that they may face action from the authorities if such incidents are reported.

Mahesh Kumar
via e-mail


It is good news that the Supreme Court finally acknowledged how freshers face inhuman treatment at the hands of seniors. Due to the incessant harassment, many students opt to dropout. The court has recommended a slew of deterrent measures to deal with the menace. But that will not be enough unless they are taught about human values and cultures. Working towards a permanent solution, value-oriented education is far more effective to turn a beast into a human than a rash of legislation.

Salil Gewali

Welcome witness

It is heartening to learn that at last a witness has had the courage to tell truth in the high-profile BMW accident that killed pavement dwellers. Hopefully, in the future, too, others will remember this case and have the guts to speak up so that victims can secure justice.

Bal Govind

Jumping the gun

With reference to the report Court sends OBC quota case to a larger bench (May 18), it is discouraging that some private institutions in western India have started reservations for OBCs in higher education from this year itself. This comes at a time when the matter is still in the court. Even if the institutes have the right to do so, the move shows disrespect for the judiciary.

Amit Nagpal

Readers may e-mail letters to the editor at:

Close Story
Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, August 12, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now