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Punjab CM ordered inquiry into alleged stripping of girls in Fazilka School

Also ordered transfer of 2 teachers prima facie involved in the incident


aking serious note of the alleged stripping of girls after the discovery of a sanitary pad in a toilet, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the transfer of two teachers of a Fazilka government school pending inquiry. The Chief Minister has also directed Secretary Education Krishan Kumar to complete the investigation into the incident by Monday and take further action as necessary.

The incident was brought to the notice of Captain Amarinder Singh after a video showed girl students of Government Girls School, Village Kundal, Fazilka district, crying and complaining that they had been stripped by the teachers in the school premises. The teachers were reportedly trying to find out which of the girls was wearing a sanitary pad, after one was found in the school toilet.

Instead of educating the girls about proper disposal of the pads, the teachers decided to strip them, the Chief Minister was informed, prompting him to issue prompt and stringent orders for immediate action.

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. Based on this, the Chief Minister asked the Education Secretary to immediately issue orders transferring the teachers out of the school on administrative grounds. Further disciplinary action, as per conduct rules, will be taken once the formal report is received after recording the statement of the students. said an official spokesperson, adding that the Chief Minister had asked the Education Secretary to personally monitor the investigation and update him with the final inquiry report.

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