More than just bullying

The youth culture among educated elites can be gauged by a recent incident of bullying and violence in which a girl was attacked and tortured by four fellow classmates within the premises of a private elite school in Lahore

The father of the victim has lodged a criminal case and claims that his daughter was assaulted after she refused to take a dose of drug being offered by the prime suspect

One would expect that such an educational institution that provides quality education to a privileged few would be producing skillful professionals that contribute to society

Instead, what we saw in the viral video was nothing short of alarming and shameful — much more than just bullying

Apart from this, it is also seen that parents, instead of condemning and restricting their children, enable them through protection

The father of the victim has claimed that he is being pressured by the perpetrators’ parents to drop the case

Such acts have no place in our society and educational institutions should monitor such behaviour and penalise delinquent students accordingly

The onus equally lies on parents who should be morally disciplining their children, who are the prospects of future leaders of this country

The honourable court dealing with the case is to use it as an example that no one, regardless of their wealth or influence, is above the law

It should be made unequivocally clear that such instances of violence and torture are inhumane and need to be dealt with seriously

Apart from this, the government must set up a committee to inquire the types of culture prevalent in leading educational institutions in Pakistan

Virtues and skills such as sincerity, leadership and professionalism need to be nurtured from a young age if Pakistan is to prosper in the future

Date:25-Jan-2023 Reference:View Original Link