Sexual harassment: Punjab edu min bars male teachers in girls' school

Chandigarh, Feb 6: Its strange, but true. The Punjab government has ordered that no male teachers would will teach in government girls' school. In fact, all of them have been shifted to different other schools in the district, much to the anger of the teachers' union.

After this move, Punjab would be the first in India to have no male teachers in girls' school.

Sikandar Singh Maluka, the state Education Minister has said that henceforth male teachers should teach only male students and female staff should teach girls only. Moreover, more than 800 teachers-male and female-are being interchanged.

Students and teachers both condemn the move saying that the state government is humiliating the male teachers with the order, implying that all men are rapists.

One of the members said "why should all men be generalised as perverts. These children are like our own kids. This decision of the government of shifting male staff is not a practical solution to solve the problem. If any school has faced such problem then the guilty should be punished or he should be shifted".

Around 60% of the one lakh teachers in Punjab government schools are men and the rest are women. While the teachers' union has reacted strongly, the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that he would investigate the matter with the Education Minister himself.

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