The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has recommended the State Government to pay a compensation of Rs.5000 each to four girls who were made to stand for hours as punishment. This incident took place in Burhanpur district.
The Officials said that the recommendation to pay this sum to the four students was given by MPHRC's Acting Chairman Justice AK Saxena yesterday following a complaint raised on this issue. The MPHRC further recommended to give training in child psychology to teachers so that they are sensitive to the needs of their students.
A show-cause notice has been issued to the women teacher under section 16 of the MPHRC Act and observed that even today the teachers believed in the old method of giving homework to students and it appears that they have been unable to adapt to the modern day methods.
The acting chairman also wrote that there was a time when teachers were treated as their ideals by students but this is gradually fading from the society.