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Corporal punishment should be banned in schools: NCPCR

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

To completely ban corporal punishment in schools,  the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), an outline would soon be prepared for future in consultation with principals and teachers.

Stating this on Wednesday in Gurugram, a specialist with NCPCR, Parvesh Shah said it was everyone’s responsibility to ensure that rights of children were not violated.

“It is our duty to provide both mental and physical healthy environment to children in schools so that they could grow up as bright citizens of the country,” he added while speaking in a one-day workshop organised at NCPCR Gurugram on Wednesday, Shah said the NCPCR has also issued necessary directions to ban physical and mental torture in schools. In the workshop, the principals and teachers were given detailed information about these directions.

It was also informed that there was a provision of action against a teacher if he or she was found doing any discrimination with students on behalf of caste, religion, community or class.

He said that the Union government had also issued directions to constitute Corporal Punishment Management Committees in schools.