Ex Parte Attorney-General: In re Corporal Punishment by Organs of State 1991 NR 178

Mahomed AJA:

Imposition of any sentence by any judicial or quasi judicial authority or directing any corporal punishment upon any person is unlawful and in conflict with art 8 of the constitution. Infliction of corporal punishment in government schools pursuant to the existing code formulated by Ministry of Education or any other direction by any other organ of government is likewise unconstitutional and in conflict with art 8.

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