Islamabad High Court to ban corporal punishment in schools

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Islamabad High Court has banned violence against children in schools. The court issued notice to the parties and sought response within 2 weeks.

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minullah heard the request of singer Shahzad Rai for the ban on torture and corporal punishment of children. Lawyer of Shahzad Rai took the stand that Shahzad Rai is running 2 schools under the ‘Zingadi trust’; children are still being tortured and given physical punishment. The Chief Justice remarked that the National Assembly had also passed the bill.

Shahzad Roy tweeted about the bold step he is going to take and asked for support.

 

 

Justice Minallah said that the National Assembly had passed a resolution on this issue already but the lawyer of Shahzad Rai said that due to political issues, legislation could not be made till now. He further added that corporal punishment directly affects children’s mental and physical abilities.

Shahzad Roy while this petition asked the court to repeal Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which allows parents, guardians, and teachers to use corporal punishment in “good faith”.

Islamabad high court ordered the Interior Ministry to take steps to prevent violence against children in the federal capital. The court adjourned further hearing of the case till March 5.

While talking to media Roy thanked and appreciates the decision of high court about a temporary ban on the matter until the case is heard.

 

 

Many celebrities and eminent personalities of Pakistan appreciate this sane step of Roy and tweeted to show their love and support.

 

 

 

 

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