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IHC bans physical Punishment to school children

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th February, 2020
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IHC winds up

Islamabad High Court (IHC) banned physical punishment of children in schools and issued notices to all the parties named in the plea to reply in two weeks.

As per details, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by Pakistani famous singer, social activist and Zindagi Trust President Shehzad Roy against student torture in the educational institutions.

During the hearings, Roy’s counsel told that court that students subjected to brutal torture by teachers and school managements which directly affects the mental growth of children.

Justice Athar remarked a bill highlighting this issue also approved in the National Assembly (NA) on which, the lawyer informed that the legislation process delayed due to political matters.

Meanwhile, the judge has also directed the interior ministry to take steps for prevention of school punishment under article 14 of the Constitution.

Moreover, the hearing adjourned till March 5.

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