Nepal becomes first South Asian country to criminalise corporal punishment

School children cross a suspension bridge over Dhud Koshi River near Fakding Village where the early warning system is intslled, Fakding Village Solukhumbu, District Nepal. The early warning sytem will get autmated warning message from Automated Hydromet Sensor installed in Imja Glacial Lake.

Kathmandu,Nov 06:The Himalayan Times reports in its anchor story that Nepal has become the first country in South Asia, and 54th in the world, to criminalise corporal punishment of children.

The new Children’s Act mentions that physical and mental torture and degrading treatment of children at home, school or other places is a crime.

Some activists, however, have pointed out there are still a number of shortcomings in the new law.

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