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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT – Schools, teachers liable to pay compensation: CIC

Posted on July 27th, 2016 in Corporal Punishment |

Himanshi Dhawan, July 25, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : In a significant order, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that a school and teacher are liable to pay compensation if a child has been subjected to corporal punishment.

The commission directed Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to voluntarily disclose whether they had framed policy on corporal punishment, details of incidents, compensation liable and paid every year starting from this academic year within three months. Read the rest of this entry »

Byculla school principal apologizes for `punishing’ kids, parents call truce

Posted on July 15th, 2015 in Corporal Punishment, Teachers |

Vinamrata Borwankar & Mateen Hafeez,Jul 15, 2015

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai: But Officials Say Issue Politicized As Netas’ Admission Pleas Not Honoured

Parents of children studying at Byculla’s St Agnes High School on Tuesday decided not to pursue their complaint against the principal after the institute assured them that Friday’s incident, wherein 40 students were allegedly punished and made to stand outside the building from 8.30am to 3.30pm, will not be repeated, said the police. Read the rest of this entry »

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT FAR FROM BANNED – Children beaten in 2 city schools

Posted on October 14th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, Schools |

Pallavi Smart,Oct 14, 2014

Source: Mirror

5-yr-old whipped with ruler for `bad handwriting’ in Pimpri school in first case; in second, 16-yr-old from Sinhagad school in Ambegaon beaten for allegedly not finishing assignment
Despite the rising wave of awareness around corporal punishment in schools and attempts by parents and authorities to put checks and balances in place, two shocking incidents of children being beaten up by their teachers over petty issues have emerged in the city over the last week alone. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents don’t complain of corporal punishment fearing reprisal

Posted on September 13th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment |

Kanchan Srivastava @kanchanDNA,Sep 13, 2014,


Taking schools head-on over violence against kids is a tough task, thanks to toothless laws

Last March, Antonio Da Silva School, Dadar, hit the headlines after a 10-year-old student was allegedly paraded naked and forced to clean the school toilet. While the school denied the charges, Heer Gandhi’s parents approached the police. The boy gave exams in April amid police presence even as a probe by cops was inconclusive. Read the rest of this entry »

Education takes a beating

Posted on September 12th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, RTE |

Kanchan Srivastava @kanchanDNA,Sep 12,2014


Mumbai: In July 2014, a widely telecast video that left the nation outraged showed a blind teacher caning three blind students mercilessly in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, even as they kept crying and pleading for him to stop. Social activists termed the incident “extremely brutal”.

In August in Mumbai, three students of Vagad Gurukul International School in Vasai were found dead. Their classmates alleged they were thrashed with belts and shoes for scoring poor marks. Read the rest of this entry »

Virar horror: 2 teachers held

Posted on August 30th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, Teachers |

Imran Fazal @journoImran,29 Aug 2014,


A day after the bodies of three Std IX students of Vagad Gurukul International School in Virar were found floating in a stream behind their hostel, the police on Thursday arrested two teachers in connection with the case.

Ripusudan Garg, who taught Sanskrit, and physical exercise teacher Sandeep Palwa have been booked for assault and abetment to suicide. The parents of the deceased boys have alleged that the duo severely beat their wards for scoring low marks. Read the rest of this entry »

ICSE board adopts norms against corporal punishment

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, ICSE |

Vinamrata.Borwankar@timesgroup.com,23 Aug 2014

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai:Board Asks All Its Schools To Follow HRD Min Advisory

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has issued an advisory asking all its schools to eliminate corporal punishment. The advisory , drafted by the human resource development (HRD) ministry , which identified the need to stop teachers from using corporal punishment, was adopted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in May this year.“Punishing children is regarded as normal and acceptable in many settings ­ including educational institutions… It is widely used by teachers regardless of its evident lack of effectiveness and potentially damaging side-effects,“ said the advisory. Read the rest of this entry »

FIR against teachers revives corporal punishment debate

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, RTE, Schools, States, Teachers |

TNN | Jul 16, 2014,

Source :  Times  of  India

RANCHI: Schools in the city continue to practice corporal punishment despite laws prohibiting spanking at educational institutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Cops not aware of RTE Act

Posted on July 14th, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, RTE, Schools, States |

TNN | Jul 13, 2014,

Source :  Times  of  India

RANCHI: An FIR was lodged against three teachers of Gurunanak Public School on Friday for meting out corporal punishment to a Class VIII student. However, the teachers were not booked under any section of the RTE Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents allege Mumbai school’s students beaten by teacher

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 in Corporal Punishment, Schools, States |

TNN | Jul 2, 2014,

Source :  Times  of  India

MUMBAI: Parents of an eight-year-old student of a civic school in Sion Koliwada alleged that a teacher beat children with a steel ruler on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »