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For the 1973 Indian film, see Ragging (film).

Ragging is a practice similar to hazing in educational institutions. The word is mainly used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Ragging involves existing students baiting or bullying new students. It often takes a malignant form wherein the newcomers may be subjected to psychological or physical torture.[1][2] Currently, Sri Lanka is said to be the worst affected country in the world.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Newsletter" (PDF). Society Against Violence in Education. February 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Approach of jadavpur university towards ragging" (PDF). Jadavpur University. 2008-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ragging: History and Evolution[dead link]
  4. ^ Stop murder by ragging!

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