Pinched mercilessly, ears pulled violently, slapped on the face, beaten with rulers, beaten with sticks, beaten with canes, made to cry, made to bleed, made to die… All this happens to innocent little children in schools. If this is not enough, teachers also love to humiliate children. From making them stand on chairs and tables with their hands up to making them become a ‘murgha’ in front of the whole class, a child’s self-esteem is shattered to pieces.
There are also those teachers who take children with them to every class and make them stand in a corner, telling all classes that these children are under punishment. These teachers then return to the original class of these children and narrate the humiliation to these students’ classmates with joy. If the humiliation of going with the teacher to every class and standing in the corner wasn’t enough, these children now have to face furthur humiliation and embarrasment.
What do you think these kinds of horrible physical punishments and humiliation does to the delicate mind of a little child?
There are some who make children stand outside the classroom in the boiling heat. A lot of children have fainted and one girl named Shanno in India died recently. It was reported that her teacher made her put bricks on her shoulders. What kind of a sick person makes a little girl put bricks on her shoulders in the boiling heat? Another girl named Babli Ghosh died after a teacher flung a duster at her. It hit her right on the forehead.
Although I have narrated two recent incidents from India, the situation is not any better in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc. Teachers in developing countries are a bunch of psychopaths. I read in an article about a principle missing those days when he used to cane children. Can you believe this?
Some children have suffered from permanent hearing damage after being slapped by a teacher. Others have become mentally retarded after horrendous physical abuse. There are countless stories of indescribable abuse and new ones keep surfacing. Will there ever be an end to this?