Published: 05th November 2018
Punjab CM orders probe after govt school teachers strip and check girls for sanitary napkins
A video clip reportedly showed some girls crying and complaining that teachers stripped them on the premises of their school in Kundal village
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed to transfer the teachers of a government school in state's Fazilka district, who were accused of allegedly stripping girl students after the discovery of a sanitary pad in the school's toilet.
The Punjab chief minister has ordered the state Education Department Secretary, Krishan Kumar to initiate a probe into the incident. The Chief Minister directed Kumar to complete the investigation by Monday and take necessary action.
A video clip reportedly showed some girls crying and complaining that teachers stripped them on the premises of their school in Kundal village three days back. The teachers were trying to find out which of the girls was wearing a sanitary napkin after one was found in the school toilet.
The chief minister initiated action after he was informed that instead of educating the girls about proper disposal of the pads, the teachers decided to strip them. The district education officer was asked to visit the school, and on questioning the students and their parents found prima facie evidence of the involvement of the two teachers.
Further disciplinary action, as per conduct rules, will be taken once the formal report is received, an official spokesperson of the Punjab government said, adding that the Chief Minister had asked Kumar to personally update him with the final inquiry report.