Q. With reference to the ‘Corporal Punishment’ consider the following statements:
1.It is a type of punishment where the victim is murdered by hanging.
2.Juvenile Justice Act 2015 prohibits the corporal punishments.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect. It is any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort. It is prevalent in schools in India to ensure student discipline.

Statement 2 is correct. There are clear legal injunctions against the use of force, including through RTE 2009 and the Juvenile Justice Act 2015.

Source: ForumIAS