Laws like Tamilnadu Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997, prescribing a punishment of two years, Supreme court’s guidelines in the case of Vishwa Jagriti Mission –Vs- Union of India(1998) and the UGC directives to universities failed to have a desired effect not because they are faulty but only due to their non-implementation.
CHRF is shocked at some knee-jerk reaction by a few to the recent murder of a school teacher by a student in Chennai within the class room, demanding introduction of corporal punishment for erring students. Rule 51 of the Tamil Nadu Education Manual, which bans corporal punishment, was introduced after a detailed study of the issue and keeping in mind the healthy relationship to be maintained between the faculty and students. The cliché of ‘Spare the rod; Spoil the child’ is no more relevant and was rightly given a quiet burial in the modern times. Those who advocate that the students should fear the teacher forget that violence breeds more violence and therefore, cure cannot be worse than the evil.
CHRF demands that the basic human right to education should be ensured to all through a system, which facilitates the understanding of core human values like love, respect for others rights and reverence for life. CHRF also demands that the government should take stern actions like cancelling their approval, against the educational institutions if their students are driven to commit or attempt to suicides due to stress related to their studies.
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