Video of Chitral schoolteacher beating minor students emerges online

Published: August 2, 2016
A bill was passed by the national assembly in 2013 for protecting the dignity of children. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

A bill was passed by the national assembly in 2013 for protecting the dignity of children. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

A video of a schoolteacher beating up minor students in Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has gone viral on the internet.

The 96 second-video, which was recorded through a mobile phone camera, shows a person beating and running after the minors with a stick in his hand.

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The teacher did not stop beating the children even when they started crying and running for help.

According to Express News, police have arrested the teacher, and a case has been registered in accordance with the K-P Child Protection and Welfare Act 2010.

A bill was also passed in the National Assembly in 2013 for protecting the dignity of children.

Any person involved in inflicting harsh punishment on children will have to serve up to one year imprisonment and pay Rs50,000 as a fine, the bill states.

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  • Dr. Khan
    Aug 3, 2016 - 12:09AM

    Only 50k for such brutality. RIP humanity n insanity on rise in ##Pakistan. Recommend

  • Danish Khan
    Aug 3, 2016 - 12:16AM

    They should’ve beaten him like he was beating kids in front of the kids and then arrested him!Recommend

  • Maria
    Aug 3, 2016 - 2:56AM

    @Danish Khan: I think that now that this video has gone viral, the teacher will be easily identified and punished. He needs to be given exemplary punishment to prevent such an event from happening again. This time of disturbed person should not be teaching. I hope ET publishes a follow up story about this incident and the justice served on this teacher. So much for Imran Khan’s tall claims of improvement in KPK and Tabdeeli.This is the type of behaviour which is the result of dharma thinking and violent protesting.Recommend

  • Abdul
    Aug 3, 2016 - 3:51AM

    If someone tries to understand, the problem is bullying by stronger over weaker in third world countries. That teacher must had been beaten as a student earlier andate some of these students will beat their as teachers in the future.Recommend

  • Aug 3, 2016 - 8:05AM

    Kick me, hit me, lie to me, steal from me, deprive me of clean drinking water and electricity, and then lie to me how you will fix everything if only given another four years. Deprived of basic utilities, unable to dream, stifled and muzzled…

    Economic refugees, water strapped and without a decent hope for a better tomorrow. Look close and note how we are so like these innocent children, being abused in all four corners of that little fiefdom.

    Don’t you think it’s time we turned the tables and thrashed the living daylights out of our tormentors… Long live the docile and meek of Pakistan, we seemingly enjoy it…afterall, we keep limping back to the bully in the yard for another resounding smack…Recommend

  • ARFAN ASLAM khan
    Aug 3, 2016 - 2:37PM

    That stupid so called teacher should be lashed publicaly for hitting pupils.He shold be named and shamed in public,that is the only way to stop it happening again.What are the parents of poor childern doing,they should lash him too.Recommend

  • delhuss
    Nov 19, 2016 - 5:24PM

    Bullied children will only obey out of fear. We are taught to respect our elders and not ask questions. This is a recipe for disaster. Children should be encouraged to speak up and ask questions in a supportive and loving environment otherwise they become meek and obedient servants, like the children of Nazi Germany, and will obey whatever orders they are given.
    School should be a place of learning with encouraging support from the teachers, not a place of fear and intimidation.
    This man is a bully and not fit to call himself a teacher. He needs educating himself to be a better human being.Recommend

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