Sunday, August 29, 2010

Broken stick: Tamil Nadu bans corporal punishment

Broken stick: Tamil Nadu bans corporal punishment

However, despite the best effort from the Supreme Court and NCPCR, legislation or schemes related to school children are easily ignored as they are not supported or enforceable by law. In 2007, NCPCR issued some guidelines for the school managements which said corporal punishment should include slapping, rap on the knuckles, kneeling down for hours, running in the school grounds, hitting with a scale, pinching and being locked in a classroom for hours. However, most of the schools did not bother to follow even these guidelines.