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Orissa bans corporal punishment in schools

September 03, 2004 12:23 IST

The Orissa government has imposed a ban on corporal punishment in all state-run and private schools in the state, an official release said in Bhubaneswar.

Issuing the direction to officials of the school and mass education department on Thursday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked them to ensure that no kind of physical punishment is meted out to students studying in schools across the state.

Several child rights organisations had been demanding a ban on corporal punishment in Orissa following reports of torture in schools.

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Sub: Ban on corporal punishment in Orissa State.

I heartily welcome such a step taken by Orissa Government. Children should not feel horified in School. They should feel comfortable, so that more attention ...

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Sub: Perfect move

This is a really good move and I like this very much. Students in India are supposed to enjoy going to school like in other ...

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Sub: Good step

The orissa government has taken the first bold step towards banning corporal punishment in schools. Will the government lay down the rules in a stringent ...

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