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April 17, 2021 |

Earlier this week, a video went viral on social media showing a teacher slapping a student repeatedly over unknown reasons. The video was shot by another student in a classroom of a private coaching centre on the outskirts of Srinagar, evoking mixed response from netizens of Kashmir. While some argued that the teacher was resorting to brute force against a student for whatever reasons, some justified the act, saying it will be a good lesson for the student who has apparently indulged in some wrong act. Many people cited their childhood days to justify the beating by the teachers. This is a common knowledge that corporal punishment was an important part of a child’s upbringing in school in earlier days. There is perhaps not a person in his thirties and forties who has not suffered beating in school for varied reasons. Even the parents were not moved by the physical assaults that their children faced in school. However, things have changed. Corporal punishment was considered normal during those times because there was not much focus at the institutional levels on the demerits of this act. Also, because literacy was not much widespread, so there was less awareness in the society regarding corporal punishment. It was not known that such acts can lead to more trouble than solving any. If we had Twitter of Facebook to post our miseries, probably such acts would not have gone unpunished. It is very probable that there would be similar outrage against the acts that we as students had to face. In those times, there was a degree of acceptability among people, especially parents, about certain punishments meted out to children by their teachers. As the shadow of conflict loomed over Kashmir, children have suffered the most, both physically and mentally. There is a greater understanding today that children in conflict zones require much more care and empathy than their counterparts elsewhere in view of the distress caused by the violence itself. It goes without saying that children in Kashmir have shown great resilience over the years to tide over the crisis that they have faced in their studies. The issue of corporal punishment in this modern time should not be olerated. Times have indeed changed but more than children themselves, it is the circumstances that have played their part in facilitating this change. Teachers need to understand this and stop getting into conflicts with students. The same principle applies to students who should be respectful towards their teachers.

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Mutual Respect

April 17, 2021 |

Earlier this week, a video went viral on social media showing a teacher slapping a student repeatedly over unknown reasons. The video was shot by another student in a classroom of a private coaching centre on the outskirts of Srinagar, evoking mixed response from netizens of Kashmir. While some argued that the teacher was resorting to brute force against a student for whatever reasons, some justified the act, saying it will be a good lesson for the student who has apparently indulged in some wrong act. Many people cited their childhood days to justify the beating by the teachers. This is a common knowledge that corporal punishment was an important part of a child’s upbringing in school in earlier days. There is perhaps not a person in his thirties and forties who has not suffered beating in school for varied reasons. Even the parents were not moved by the physical assaults that their children faced in school. However, things have changed. Corporal punishment was considered normal during those times because there was not much focus at the institutional levels on the demerits of this act. Also, because literacy was not much widespread, so there was less awareness in the society regarding corporal punishment. It was not known that such acts can lead to more trouble than solving any. If we had Twitter of Facebook to post our miseries, probably such acts would not have gone unpunished. It is very probable that there would be similar outrage against the acts that we as students had to face. In those times, there was a degree of acceptability among people, especially parents, about certain punishments meted out to children by their teachers. As the shadow of conflict loomed over Kashmir, children have suffered the most, both physically and mentally. There is a greater understanding today that children in conflict zones require much more care and empathy than their counterparts elsewhere in view of the distress caused by the violence itself. It goes without saying that children in Kashmir have shown great resilience over the years to tide over the crisis that they have faced in their studies. The issue of corporal punishment in this modern time should not be olerated. Times have indeed changed but more than children themselves, it is the circumstances that have played their part in facilitating this change. Teachers need to understand this and stop getting into conflicts with students. The same principle applies to students who should be respectful towards their teachers.


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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