India cricketers Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have vented out their anger and disgust on a video of a child being beaten by her parent during a study session went viral. The video, which has been doing the rounds on social media and on Whatsapp, shows a child trying to learn and memorize the numbers from 1 to 5. However, the child was constantly scolded and even slapped at one point by a woman, whose voice can be heard in the background.
The child can be seen crying and mercilessly pleading to the women for pardon but to no avail as the woman kept on scolding the kid at every attempt of her narrating the numbers.
The video has gathered steam on social media with many condemning the woman's act. Indian cricketers Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Robin Uthappa also joined together to criticize the parent and termed the video as "disturbing".
"The fact that the pain and anger of the child is ignored and ones (sic) own ego to make the child learn is so massive that compassion has totally gone out of the window. This is shocking and saddening to another dimension. A child can never learn if intimidated. This is hurtful," Kohli wrote on his Instagram profile.
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The fact that the pain and anger of the child is ignored and ones own ego to make the child learn is so massive that compassion has totally gone out of the window. This is shocking and saddening to another dimension. A child can never learn if intimidated. This is hurtful.
Yuvraj termed the woman's behaviour as unacceptable.
"Is that how you going to bring up your child? Absolutely disgraceful and disturbing behaviour by this parent. You need to give your child love and compassion to get the best out of them! Unacceptable," Yuvraj said.
Meanwhile, Dhawan, who has a son named Zoravar, reposted his wife's Instagram post for condemning the video.
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#Repost @aesha.dhawan5 (@get_repost) ・・・ THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING VIDEOS I HAVE COME ACROSS!!!!! AS PARENTS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE OF RAISING OUR CHILDREN!!! WE ARE HERE TO MAKE THEM STRONG INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN BECOME WHO THEY ARE MEANT TO BE. IT HAS DISGUSTED ME THAT THIS LADY IS ABUSING THIS CHILD EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY JUST SO SHE CAN COUNT TO 5!!!! THE CHARACTER OF ANY PERSON IS ALWAYS SHOWN WHEN THEY HAVE POWER OVER SOMEONE AND HOW THEY USE THIS POWER!!! LIFE IS FULL CIRCLE AND I PRAY THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL GROWS UP TO BE A STRONG WOMAN ONE DAY!!! WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THIS CHILD GROWS UP TO BE STRONG AND THIS LADY BECOMES OLD AND FRAIL AND IS AT THE MERCY OF THIS LITTLE GIRL!!! SHOULD SHE EXPECT A SLAP AND DOMINATION THEN????THIS LADY SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE AND DISGUSTED IN HERSELF TO DO THIS TO AN INNOCENT LITTLE GIRL!!! SHE IS A COWARD AND ONE OF THE WEAKEST PEOPLE ON EARTH THAT SHE IS SHOWING DOMINANCE OVER A CHILD!! LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN AND ENJOYABLE NOT FEARED AND HATED!!! EDUCATION IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT NOT AT THE COST OF A CHILD'S SOUL!!!!
Uthappa, who got married last year, said: "This is heart wrenching. Children shouldn't be raised this way. This needs to stop. I pray we can raise our kids with love instead of fear.
This is heart wrenching. Children shouldn't be raised this way. This needs to stop. I pray we can raise our kids with love instead of fear. pic.twitter.com/6R4mKrFy4r— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) August 19, 2017