National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directs Arunachal Pradesh government to provide Rs 5,000 to each of the victims who were forced to strip at their school in 2017
The girls were forced to remove their clothes in the school as punishment by three teachers for allegedly writing derogatory remarks against a teacher and student in November 2017
The Hush Post: In a landmark verdict, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the government of Arunachal Pradesh to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to 88 girl students of a school in Papum Pare district of the state who were forcibly stripped as punishment.
The NHRC has ordered the Arunachal Pradesh government to provide Rs 5,000 as relief to the each of the 88 students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Papum Pare district, who were forced to remove their clothes in the school as punishment by three teachers for allegedly writing derogatory remarks against a teacher and student in 2017, a report said.
The shameful incident came to light in November last year when it was reported that 88 students of class 6 and class 7 of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Tani Happa in Papum Pare district were humiliated in the name of punishment. The incident had taken place on November 23, 2017, the report said.
The Human Rights panel has now ordered the state government to pay Rs 5000 each to every student as “monetary relief”:
Notably, the incident came in media glare on November 27 when the victims complained to the All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU). Following their complaint, an FIR was lodged by the local police, after which the administration was forced into action, it was reported.
It was reported that a piece of paper was found with obscene remarks and abuses written in it about the head teacher and a girl student. Two assistant teachers along with a junior teacher were found responsible for the heinous punishment of forcing 88 students to strip in the school in front of all, the report said.