The Daily Notable (Web Desk) A clip of six students being forced to stand naked inside the compound of an Indian school as punishment for turning up late for the class has gone viral on the social media, spurring protests by child rights activists.
The video of the incident, which happened in Chitoor locale of Andhra Pradesh, was shot from the window of a neighboring school, NDTV announced.
Following challenges by tyke rights activists, the area instruction officer sent an authority to test the episode.
A teacher was taken into police custody on charges of treating minors in an “inhuman” manner, and the state government derecognised the school with immediate effect.
Gauri Sankar, the researching officer for the situation, said the understudies – matured somewhere in the range of nine and ten years – were purportedly stripped as discipline for coming late to class.
“Whipping isn’t adequate. We have pulled back the acknowledgment allowed to the school and held up a police objection,” said Mandal Education Officer Leela Rani, including that the claims were observed to be valid.
Activist Achyutha Rao stated in a letter to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights that meting out such punishment amounts to committing a “heinous crime”. “Incidents like these can have a deep psychological impact on children. They need to be counseled to cope with the trauma,” he told NDTV.