New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked Arunachal Pradesh government to pay Rs 5,000 each to 88 girl students who were forced to strip as punishment by teachers.
These girls of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh were forced to remove their clothes in front of the entire school when none among them confessed for having written vulgar words against the head teacher and another student on a piece of paper on November 23, 2017.
The commission’s directions came after the reports received from the state government confirmed the incidents and informed that the act of three teachers had been found inhumane and cruel. Their action on minor girl students was against the basic human dignity and decency.
After enquiry, the Education Department placed one teacher under suspension, while the two others were removed from the services. The matter was reported to the police station and a case Cr. No. 112/17 had been registered U/Ss 354 (b) of 34 IPC read with Section 21 (1) of POCSO Act. The three teachers were arrested and later on released on bail. The affected girl students had been imparted emotional and psychological counseling.