The Indian schools are synonymous with discipline and discipline is synonymous with child abuse. These cases of child abuse don’t come on the mainstream news channels because a child being beaten in this country is a very normal scene and the right to beat a child comes complementary with the salary of a teacher. These actions are ignored if not encouraged by the school authorities. The parents who do not encourage such an unethical actions are criticized by those who are eager to condone it as part and parcel of education, their conscience always managing to find a loophole. Corporal punishment has been part of the tradition since time immemorial.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Is our motto. In the year 2000, Supreme Court of India seeked to ban corporal punishment inflicted by our schools. The Section 23 of the Juvenile justice Act 2000 prohibits cruelty to children. The law does not excuse teachers and parents and they are liable for assaulting or exposing a juvenile to unnecessary form of punishment. There have been several cases of suicides and attempted suicide throughout the country and our enthusiasm is ever rising. The rules formed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act defines corporal punishment or mental harassment an. illegal and liable to punishment under section 7(1) and 7(2). According to the RTE Act,
No child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment
Whoever contravenes this provision shall be liable to disciplinary action under the service rules applicable to such person