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Wave of protests rock Haryana against student molestations

Written by: Staff

Hisar, Sep 14 (UNI) Cutting across political affiliations, people today took to streets defying prohibitory orders to protest against the alleged sexual exploitation of minor girls by the director of Vishwas school here.

The agitation continued for third day here with leaders and workers of the INLD courting arrest amid demonstrations while the BJP called for closure of markets for about two hours.

The teachers of the school, who have resigned in protest, met the Deputy Commissioner to demand a thorough probe while the girls of women college in Hansi blocked traffic and demanded stern action against the director.

In Fatehabad, agitating students blocked vehicular traffic on the national highway near the mini secretariat demanding action against Rishi Sagar, the expelled director of the Vishwash Public School.

Activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) announced strike in the local Manohar Memorial College, Government College for Women and the Industrial Training Institute, Bhodia Khera against the Hisar incident.

The students assembled in the local Ambedkar Park and marched in a procession towards the mini secretariat.

A report from Kurukshetra said hundreds of protestors marched in the main bazars and streets of Shahabad town against the vishwas school scandal. The protestors raised anti-school slogans and demanded action against culprits and the school management.

Meanwhile, Fateh Singh Dagar, Deputy Commissioner has convened a meeting of citizens, parents , students and teachers to decide the fate of the school and its students tomorrow. He said future of the students will not be allowed to suffer due to this ugly incident.

The SDM and District Education Officer have been assigned the enquiry and the report is expected tomorrow.

SSP A S Chawla said, ''The accused is remorseful and has accepted the guilt''. He disclosed that in the evenings the accused used to call the girls to his room.

''Since the main accused is behind the bars, we shall not allow anyone to take law into their hands to disturb the peace of the town,'' the SSP said.

Meanwhile the management has decided to open the school from September 16, Rishi Gautam , chairman of Vishwas Education Board said. He also announced that an 11-member committee would be constituted to run the school. The committee shall shall comprise of prominent citizens, parents, principal and teachers, he added.


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