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corporal punishment

Public health The use of physical punishment–beating or other form of bodily injury to discipline children and control misbehavior. See Domestic violence. Cf Capital punishment.
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He also claimed that students who suffer corporal punishment perform better.
He had also criticised the Centre for banning corporal punishment in primary schools.
1) Upon comparison to the law of corporal punishment, an area controlled by the legislature, it appears that the public naturally uses a form of progressive civility without being forced to do so as judges compel in Eighth Amendment law.
Because the Eighth Amendment does not forbid noncriminal corporal punishment of children by parents and teachers, (10) and because state courts generally defer to the legislature in determining the legality of such punishment, (11) development of this area of law is primarily statutory (12) and therefore driven in great part by changes in public opinion.
He said that corporal punishments in schools had negative impact on the personality of the children.
and aimed at the elimination of the practice of corporal punishment from the schools.
The Court also noted that "degrading, inhuman or harmful conduct is not protected" while the use of objects for corporal punishments or "blows or slaps to the head is unreasonable.
Patel and Justice Sambudha Chakraborty observed that the university had violated the court's earlier directive where it had banned all forms of corporal punishments.