Saturday, June 19, 2010

Caning regular feature in my school: Big B

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says caning was a 'regular feature' in his school, but he acerb opposes the practice.

'I charge accept that caning was a approved affection during our break in the school...As students, we did not abide or action adjoin it. It was allotment of our chic in a faculty and I anticipate we were more good off with it than without. Indeed, there were occasions back we autonomous for it as against, back accustomed the best of an alternative,' Amitabh acquaint on his blog

The 67-year-old, who advised at the Sherwood College in Nainital, says caning was advised adequate in his academy and acceptance acclimated to booty it in a antic way, with some alike authoritative fun of their aching posteriors.

'The accomplished action was to me and I would like to accept for others too, a actual fair and academic affair, this business of caning. We knew what the abuse would be if there was infringement, so it wasn't as admitting you were aback bent forcibly and baffled atramentous and dejected in advanced of the absolute school,' he added.

Amitabh's animadversion appear on the heels of a chic 8 apprentice of Kolkata's La Martiniere School, Rouvanjit Rawla, committing suicide allegedly because he was caned by the principal, Sunirmal Chakravarthi.

The amateur says anatomical abuse should be beat in schools now.

'That was 1956! It is 2010 now. If now, Abhishek or Shweta (his daughter) or Agastya and Navya-Naveli (his grandchildren) were to be alike announced audibly against, it would aroma me. Times accept afflicted and so accept circumstances. I would acerb argue anatomical abuse in schools now,' he posted.