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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] In 2009 the University Grants Commission of India imposed regulations upon Indian universities to help curb ragging, and launched a toll-free 'anti ragging helpline'.[3]

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  1. ^ "Newsletter" (PDF). Society Against Violence in Education. February 2008.  Archived February 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  2. ^ "Approach of jadavpur university towards ragging" (PDF). Jadavpur University. 2008-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2010-2011" (PDF). University Grants Commission (India). p. 29. Retrieved 2 July 2016. Section 1.3(j) Anti-Ragging Cell 

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