Every now and then there is a news of brutal punishment in a school. The innocent children get their bones broken, skin torn and nerves shattered by their so called teachers.
National Education Assessment System (NEAS) through its study NAT asked the question of giving corporal punishment to the students, for which the answers were shocking. Almost 60% of the students reported about receiving such punishment. It is not the figure gathered through few hundred students survey but it is result of a study over 12000 students.
Several other surveys present similar reports where considerable number of teachers and even the parents believe that corporal punishment is necessary for teaching.
The reason behind such thinking seems to be the teachers' own experiences during their own school time. The reports that come out on media are of extreme cases but there are many who never report such things out of so called respect and mostly because of the fear of vendetta.
It has to end somewhere. A great number of students don't like their school and feel scared of going to the school for the same reason. Only law making is not enough but there should be some mechanism to stop all these scary teaching practices. If such practices are not stopped in any way, we will keep witnessing the same stories from our schools.