Chandigarh, Nov 3 : Amid reports of alleged stripping of girls at government school in Punjab’s Fazilka district after the discovery of a discarded sanitary pad in a toilet, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered transfer of two teachers of the government school pending an inquiry.
A video clip showed some girls students of Government Girls School in Kundal village of Fazilka
district crying and complaining that teachers stripped them on the premises of their school in Kundal village three days back.
The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh acted after the incident was brought to the notice and also directed Secretary-Education Krishan Kumar to complete the investigation into the incident by Monday and take further action.
Fazilka town is around 325 km from Chandigarh.
“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,” a spokesperson for the chief minister’s office said.
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 orders for immediate action, the spokesperson added.
“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 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,” the spokesperson added.
He said that further disciplinary action, as per conduct rules, will be taken once the formal report is received after recording the statement of the students.