When you have finally got there–and getting there is a initself: I will explain that in a moment–you crawl through thelast line of pit props and see opposite you a shiny black wallthree or four feet high. This is the coal face. Overhead is thesmooth ceiling made by the rock from which the coal has been cut;underneath is the rock again, so that the gallery you are in isonly as high as the ledge of coal itself, probably not much morethan a yard. The first impression of all, overmastering everythingelse for a while, is the frightful, deafening din from the conveyorbelt which carries the coal away. You cannot see very far, becausethe fog of coal dust throws back the beam of your lamp, but you cansee on either side of you the line of half-naked kneeling men, oneto every four or five yards, driving their shovels under the fallencoal and flinging it swiftly over their left shoulders. They arefeeding it on to the conveyor belt, a moving rubber, belt a coupleof feet wide which runs a yard or two behind them. Down this belt aglittering river of coal races constantly. In a big mine it iscarrying away several tons of coal every minute. It bears it off tosome place in the main roads where it is shot into tubs holdinghalf a tun, and thence dragged to the cages and hoisted to theouter air.
This is a most dire, dangerous and pathetic situation in Sri Lanka .Apparently , the whole country is tied up in knots before this issue despite the fact we are disgraced beyond measure before the world. In the Universities of decent civilized countries , it is the senior students who take care of the worries and woes of the freshers . This type of brutal and barbaric behavior of the seniors are never even heard in those countries. They do not know what this so called ragging is , and they absolutely frown upon this ‘syndrome’ - a creation of mentally sick and sadistic immature scoundrels. In other civilized countries the seniors do a yeoman service as mentors instead of inflicting torture on the freshers.
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According to statistics , owing to ragging , about 27000 students had abandoned their University studies , and about 20 students had paid with their lives .The number of students who became invalids , mentally ill and crippled are also countless. Ravilal Wimaladharma a popular artiste and lecturer , the father of Yashodha Wimaladharma fell ill and died because of the torture and torment inflicted on his daughter . There are so many such parents , which number had not been counted.
The Supreme Court defined ragging in following words: "Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by all act which has the effect of teasing, treating with rudeness any other student indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities which causes or likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear of apprehension thereof ill a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such students will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student. "In Aug. 2003, itself, IIT Delhi expelled five senior students for they were found in ragging of a fresher who left the college after being ragged by these seniors. the same month a student of Pune Institute quit, just a few days after joining it in July due to the same reason of being subjected to inhumane ragging.Recently , the P.M. said , new rules and regulations shall be introduced against ragging. It is hoped those rules and regulations will become a reality soon without being shoved into the limbo of forgotten things . The governments ,Central as well as States, have taken positive steps again to stop this practice. In 1997, the HRD Minister, Mr. S.R. Bommai, apprised the Rajya Sabha that steps were being taken to ensure that those found guilty of ragging can be treated as guilty of gross misconduct and subsequently, the penalty of rustication or removal from the rolls of the universities could be imposed on the offenders. He also informed in the house that instruction have been issued to the universities, and institutions and the State Governments to take stern action to curb this menace and Ii invoke the provisions of law needed.