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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT TO GIRLS: STATE ASKED FOR ATR Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT TO GIRLS: STATE ASKED FOR ATR
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the School and Mass Education Secretary asking for an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks over corporal punishment to three girl students at Deogaon Nodal UP School in Balangir. The commission has issued the notice on July 10.
According to petitioner Dilip Das three girl students, Nituna Sahu, Babita Sahu and Girija Rana of Class-VI of Deogaon Nodal UP School, were forced to made sit up 1000 times as they did not offered Namsakr to Bigyan Budek, a teacher of the school on June 23 this year when he entered the school premises.
“This action of the teacher violates provisions of Child Rights and Right to Education Act 2010,” Das pointed out.
“The teacher ordered the girl student to take up1000 sit up, even as corporal punishment is banned in School by the Government. After taking 1000 sit ups, the girls fell unconscious and became ill. The parent also lodged a complaint with the School Headmistress to this effect,” said the petitioner.