A STUDY IN THE LIGHT OF ISLAMIC AND UN CONVENTIONS (CRC) ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Keywords:Corporal punishment, Educational Institutions, Islamic and UN conventions.
The study aims to investigate the extent of corporal punishment of children in educational institutions across the country. The researchers have selected Quranic verses, hadiths [sayings of the Holy Prophet], Islamic Law [Islamic jurisprudence], and Western Law to clarify the correct and balanced path of a child's education. The National Assembly of Pakistan passed a bill to ban corporal punishment for children which emerged amid several cases of corporal punishment to children in various educational institutions and workplaces. The bill prohibits all forms of corporal punishment in formal and informal workplaces and in various educational settings; religious, public and private institutions. Corporal punishment is a patch of legislation in various states of Pakistan, and the current bill only applies to Islamabad, but it is believed that the rest of the country will eventually follow the suit. The research study concluded that Shari'a (Islamic legislation) and the Western Experts of law allows the imposition of mild corporal punishment as a last resort to educate a student in case all other means of upbringing such as kindness, discussion, encouragement, advice, guidance, and warning have already been adopted and having no effect.