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Barriers to Child’s Education: Comparative Overview of Corporal Punishment in Islamic and Pakistani Law

Muhammad Ifzal Mehmood1, Sara Qayum2 & Saira Ali3

Abstract
Giving pain to someone with the intention to change his/her behavior is termed as corporal punishment. The use of corporal punishment to discipline children remains one of the last holdouts of old-fashioned childrearing in most of countries. The new era has changed the dynamics of corporal punishment to children. Although corporal punishment is often practiced in some of the educational institutions to control the enrolled students (children) administratively and academically. It has been witnessed that one of the significant societies
affected from corporal punishment is often children. Thus, their social and psychological development is negatively affected along with their thinking growth and capabilities. Although Islamic Law permits corporal punishment of children but under certain conditions, however first it instructs to focus on educating children in an environment of love and affection. Moreover, Pakistani law forbids corporal punishment of children and instructs educationists to use alternative means for penalizing children. In this paper, a socio-legal method is conducted to examine corporal punishment in Islamic and Pakistani Law relating to child education.

Keywords: Corporal Punishment, Islamic Law, Pakistani Law, Child and Discipline