A shocking incident came to light where Students of a girls’ school in Arunachal Pradesh were allegedly forced to undress by three teachers as a punishment for writing vulgar words against the head teacher.
The incident took place in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Tani Happa (New Sagalee) of Papum Pare district where eighty-eight students of class VI and VII of were subjected to the humiliating treatment on November 23.
According to the reports, the incident came to light on November 27, after the victims approached the All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU), then an FIR was filed with the local police.
Two assistant teachers and a junior teacher forced 88 students to undress before other students following the recovery of a piece of paper containing vulgar words about the head teacher and a girl student, police reports said.
What is shocking as well as enraging is the fact that young girls are subjected such humiliation by other women.
Meanwhile, Papum Pare Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo on Wednesday confirmed the filing of the FIR by ASSU. He said the case has been forwarded to the women police station here.
“The officer-in-charge of the (women) police station said the victims and their parents along with the teachers will be interrogated before registering a case,” Amo said.
A team of All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) had met the students and teachers on Tuesday and found that an unidentified student had used vulgar words in a piece of paper mentioning the name of the head teacher and a girl student, a release by APPDSU said.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has condemned the incident and said such “heinous act” by the teachers might affect the students.
Undressing a student is definitely not a corrective measure. Imposing such punishments is a total violation of child rights, and more likely it may accelerate the risk of child abuse, the party added.
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