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Under the Shadow of Shanno's Death

The death of 11-year-old Shanno Khan in April reportedly because of the punishment given by her teacher in a municipal school in New Delhi was a shock but should not have been a surprise. A study conducted in 2001 on schooling in Delhi for the 11-18 year age group showed that violence and negligence are very much a part of the educational experience of Delhi's schoolchildren.

levels are also directed to establish procedures for reviewing the responses to the complaints of children and monitoring the actions taken. These are good suggestions, and certainly, are the steps in the right direction, but it will take more than this to change the widely held view by the major-

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