It will be heard tomorrow
Pakistani pop star Shehzad Roy has a filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court to criminalise corporal punishment.
The plea will be heard tomorrow (Thursday).
In a message on Twitter, Roy said that our national imagination has been captured of late by the debate around public hanging for child rapists and legislation needed for child protection.
“However, we are forgetting that right under our nose, in the Islamabad Capital Territory, there exists a law that allows students to be beaten up in schools,” he wrote, referring to Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Roy then explained how corporal punishment is “inhumane and unnecessary”.
Islamabd High Court is hearing my petition on behalf of @ZindagiTrust to criminalise corporal punishment tomorrow, February 13th @ 9am.Please join me to cover this hearing #EndCorporalPunishment #RepealSection89 pic.twitter.com/fpoPVI614G— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) February 12, 2020
He called on the media and his followers to cover the hearing to increase pressure and make the movement to protect our society’s children successful.