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NHRC notices to AP Govt over corporal punishment to 3 visually impaired students

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that three visually impaired children, below 10 years of age, were mercilessly caned by the Coordinator and Principal of

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 22, 2014 15:03 IST ]
nhrc notices to ap govt over corporal punishment to 3
nhrc notices to ap govt over corporal punishment to 3 visually impaired students

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that three visually impaired children, below 10 years of age, were mercilessly caned by the Coordinator and Principal of a residential school for blinds in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.


The Commission has observed that the contents of the news report raise a serious violation of human rights of children who became victim of corporal punishment.  

It has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh and District Magistrate, Kakinada calling for a report in the matter within four weeks.

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