Children in this country still being subjected to sadistic, inhumane culture of corporal punishment: Madras High Court expresses dismay

"What is perhaps novel is the growing understanding that corporal punishment is an act of violence on children," the Court said.
Justice Anand Venkatesh, Madras High Court
Justice Anand Venkatesh, Madras High Court

Corporal punishment amounts to abuse and militates against the freedom and dignity of a child, the Madras High Court said on Thursday while dealing with a case involving the death of a primary school student after he was made to "duck waddle" as punishment for coming late to school (S Jai Singh v. State and anr).

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