‘Embarrassing children in public by school authorities is an offence’

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram |

December 12, 2020 11:17:08 am

The grievance stated that the third commonplace pupil was suspended for 3 days after being scolded in entrance of an 800-member robust school meeting by displaying his coiffure (Express Photo by Rohit Jain Paras/Representational)

Embarrassing a baby in public or in the school meeting is a gross violation of kid rights and needs to be handled as an offence, the Kerala State Child Rights Commission has stated.

The order was issued on Thursday on a grievance filed in opposition to a school in Wayanad district for allegedly humiliating a nine-year-old boy in entrance of the school meeting for sporting a selected coiffure. It directed the Director of General Education, Regional Director of the CBSE, and the ICSE Secretary to make sure that such incidents usually are not repeated in any faculties.

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The panel stated in case a baby was humiliated in entrance of different children, police ought to register a case in opposition to the perpetrators. “Embarrassing a child in public will cause mental agony and lower the self-esteem of a child and is a gross violation of his rights and is an offence,” a division bench of the panel comprising Okay Nazeer and B Babitha stated.

“The complaint said that the third standard student was suspended for three days after being scolded in front of an 800-member strong school assembly by showing his hairstyle,” the fee stated in a launch. It noticed that regardless that the school principal has the authority to take care of the self-discipline of the establishment, the motion needs to be taken in proportion to the gravity of the indiscipline.

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