Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Against corporal punishment

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) gets ready to recommend enforcement of its policy against corporal punishment in schools across the country, an organisation in the State capital is getting ready to launch a movement against the practice in Kerala schools.

Led by Philip M. Prasad, one-time leader of the Naxalite movement and a practising lawyer, the organisation is planning to hold a sit-in in front of the Secretariat on August 15 to press its demand for an end to corporal punishment in schools. Prominent persons from different walks of life will participate in the sit-in, along with parents of schoolchildren, Mr. Prasad said here on Tuesday.

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