Conventionally, corporal punishment, a form of physical punishment, involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, breach of rule, indiscipline, bad behaviour or bad manners.
Corporal punishment normally involves slapping, kicking, causing pain through physical acts or striking the student on the buttocks or the palms in a premeditated ceremony with an implement such as a rod, a can, a ruler or any other object.
Many of us, might have seen or faced punishment sometimes for no wrong doing at all but because of difficulty in learning by being asked to write a correct sentence a hundred times in the notebook or on the board, being detained in school, boxing, ear twisting, hand twisting, being sent out of the class-room, running in the sun, standing in the sun with hands up, and many.
There are enough news reports of students losing hearing capacity after being slapped or losing their eye-sight after being hit in the eye. There are also incidents of children committing suicide after being punished or insulted in school.
There is a need for a national campaign against the violation of child rights and corporal punishment in schools.