Poor behaviour forces corporal punishment of students in India

05/3/2009 | TIME (subscription required)

Corporal punishment is common in schools in India, with 65% of students reporting that physical punishment is used in their schools, according to a 2007 study. "Most children in my school are criminal-minded," said Dr S.C. Sharma, a principal. "We have caught them stealing fans from classrooms and even the iron grills from the windows. How do you discipline such kids?"

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