#India – teacher rapes a minor girl, Class VIII student at Punjab village #Vaw #WTFnews


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SANGRUR: Scarring the sacred relationship between a teacher and a student, a government school teacher has been booked for raping a dalit minor girl.

A teacher of mathematics of village Namol, Gurjant Singh has been booked for raping a class VIII student. The agitated villagers have demanded stern action against the teacher, who is presently absconding. The education department has placed the teacher Gurjant Singh under suspension and a charge sheet is being prepared against him.
As the incident came to light on Wednesday, the angry villagers protested at the school and headed towards Sangrur civil hospital to get the girl medically examined. Subsequently a medical board of three doctors conducted the medical examination on Wednesday afternoon.

“The teacher on the pretext of teaching had called the minor girl at his place on December 31 when the school was closed during winter vacations. Alone at his place at that time, the teacher had raped the girl and threatened of her dire consequences if she told anyone about it”, told villager Sarabjit Singh. He said the incident came to light when the teacher a couple of days ago again molested the girl in the school and some other students saw the teacher indulging in indecent behavior.

Police on the complaint of the father, a brick kiln labourer has registered a case of rape against the teacher .

District education officer(Secondary), Nirmal Singh Sohi said “as per the directions of director general school education, teacher Gurjant Singh has been suspended and a charge sheet is being prepared against him”.

Sangrur SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said that the police has registered a case against Gurjant Singh and efforts are being made to arrest him.
-TOI

 

#India-Teacher arrested for sexually harassing 12-year-old girl in TN #Vaw


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PTI
Salem, Tamil Nadu, January 04, 2013
A 50-year-old teacher has been arrested on charges of sexually harassing a 12-year-old visually challenged girl at a government school for the blind in Salem, Tamil Nadu, police said on Friday.

Police said Natarajan was arrested last night under the Protection of Children from

Sexual Offences Act, 2012 which was invoked for the first time in the district. 

There are 79 visually challenged students, including 18 girls, studying in the school.

The eighth standard girl had alleged that Natarajan, handling the carpentry class, had sexually harassed her.

He is the only one who is not blind among seven teachers, police said, adding that he has been remanded in 15 days judicial custody.

Natarajan, however, has denied the allegations, saying the other teachers had forced the girl to give a complaint against him as they were jealous of him.

 

Shame in Bangalore : KG girls branded, boy’s face smashed #childabuse


TNN | Dec 12, 2012, 06.48 AM IST

BANGALORE: Corporal punishment reared its ugly head in two Bangalore schools on Tuesday. Both incidents are shocking: in the first, seven girls of a kindergarten in Whitefield were branded with a hot knife by an attendant . In the second, a teacher smashed a nine-year-old boy’s face against the ground, leaving him with two broken upper teeth and cuts on his lower lip in a school on Queen’s Road.

While the little girls were branded because they were bawling, the boy was subjected to inhuman punishment by his maths teacher as he had not done his homework.

The kindergarten girls were in the 3-5 age group. Sujatha, who worked as a helper with Building Blocks Daisy Nursery, had been asked to take care of the children since the teacher had left for home.

As the children bawled and kicked up a ruckus, the woman is believed to have tried to bring the class under control. After a while, a furious Sujatha rushed to the school kitchen, pulled out a knife, heated it on the stove, rushed back into the classroom and branded the seven children on their arms, police said.

Parents who came to the school to pick up their wards in the evening were outraged to find the children branded and in tears. They took the little ones to a police station and lodged a complaint before taking them to hospital.

When contacted, school authorities said they were shocked by the incident.

In the evening, the parents of nine-year-old Mohammed Huzaif filed a complaint with High Grounds police alleging that their son was subjected to corporal punishment by a teacher. The boy’s two upper front teeth broke and he suffered cuts on his lower lip, they said.

The boy is a Class III student of St Mary‘s Public School, Queen’s Road.

“My son left for school around 9.30am in an autorickshaw. When he returned , there was blood on his shirt and hands. When we questioned him, he told us his maths teacher had punished him,” said Mohammed Fayaz, an electrician and resident of Broadway Road.

UNTOLERABLE ACT

James Suresh Ambat, philanthropist and founder of the Building Blocks Daisy Nursery , where seven KG girls were branded with a hot knife, said: “I have not witnessed it myself . But this incident cannot be tolerated. As our policy, we don’t allow teachers to even touch the students. I don’t know how this kind of thing can taken place. I learnt about it at 4pm. The accused was suspended . In fact, her own child is studying in our school. We are with the parents.”

The school has 74 children on its rolls. It is run for the benefit of weaker sections of society on a charity basis, said Ambat . According to Ambat, most children studying in the kindergarden are from the Ambedkar Nagar slum in Whitefield.

Asked about the teacher’s absence that left children in the care of untrained personnel , Ambat said: “Even parents who are making such allegations were not present during the incident. We are looking into the issue.”

Police said helper Sujatha, who branded them, had been picked up. She is believed to have told police that her idea was only to discipline children.

WHAT THE LAW SAYS

” No child shall be subjected to physical punishment and mental harassment,” says clause 17, Chapter IV of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

RTE rules notified by state government task Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) with protecting the rights of children. KSCPCR has to monitor and investigate complaints of violation of child rights, and initiate action. The parents are expected to contact the institution head.

In case it continues, the parent can register a complaint with KSCPCR or block education officer.

 

Maharashtra: Minor girl raped by two teachers #VAW #Teachersday


 

 

Gadchiroli: Two school teachers have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl student near Gadchiroli in Eastern Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday.

Albish Mormu and Harisham Soren (both 28), who are from Odisha, were employed at a private English medium school in a village bordering Andhra Pradesh under Sironcha taluka of this district.

The duo sexually assaulted the nine-year-old girl, who studies in the same school, a couple of days ago, police said.

When the girl narrated the incident to her parents, they lodged a police complaint on Tuesday.

Police registered a case of rape against Mormu and Soren and arrested them.

 

Tribal language teachers go without salary for 8 months #Indiashining


, TNN | Aug 3, 2012,
KEONJHAR: Tribal language teachers inKeonjhar district have not received their salary for the last eight months. They have brought the matter to the notice of the district collector on a number of occasions, but no action has been taken so far, the teachers said.

Brundaban Juang, a teacher, said, “We got salary from June to October 2011. After that, we have not got any payment for eight months. We belong to poor tribal families. We are living in extreme distress.”

According to sources, the government appointed tribal language teachers in schools run bySC/ST department with a view to developing the languages and bringing down the number of school drop outs among tribals.

According to a state government decision, the district administration had published advertisements for the post of language teachers in different tribal languages like Juang, Oram,Santhal and Munda. On the basis of that, 16 teachers were appointed.

U K Naik of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) of Keonjhar said, “Salaries of the language teachers have not been paid because the government has not sanctioned money.”

“The government is spending huge amount of money for the development of tribals, mostly their education. But it is astonishing that tribal language teachers are not getting salary. The government should take immediate corrective measures,” said Girija Mishra, the secretary of Keonjhar bar association.

Teachers arrested for allegedly strip searching girl student in West Bengal


Press Trust of India | Updated: August 04, 2012 21:01 IST

Suri, West BengalTwo women teachers were arrested today for allegedly strip searching a girl student on the suspicion that she had stolen money at Kaligati Smriti Nari Siksha Niketan in Suri, about 170 kms from Kolkata.The girl, a student of class-XI, filed a complaint with the police that two teachers, Chaitali Gupta and Lipika Saha, took her to the teachers’ room yesterday and stripped searched her alleging that she had stolen Rs. 150 from another student, the sources said.

The money, however, was not found on her. The girl’s father told the police that she broke into tears after returning home.

Ms Gupta and Ms Saha were produced in a local court today which granted them bail. The headmistress of the school, Kalpana Roy, however, contended that the matter was exaggerated and only the student’s bag was searched.

NCPCR draws guideline to eliminate corporal punishments


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Aarti Dhar,TheHindu

Suggests Corporal Punishment Monitoring Cells in every school

With the number of incidents of schools practicing corporal punishments showing an increase, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the schools to constitute special monitoring cells to take prompt action in cases of physical punishment or harassment of children.

The NCPCR guidelines on elimination of corporal punishment, unveiled here on Monday to mark the foundation day of the child rights panel suggest that Corporal Punishment Monitoring Cells (CPMCs) should hear grievances related to corporal punishment, child sexual abuse, mental harassment and discrimination without any delay and should forward recommendations to district level authorities within 48 hours of the occurrence.

The panel has suggested that school boards should ask the schools affiliated to them to ensure “corporal punishment-free environment” that would be one of the conditions for granting affiliation or recognition while practice of physical punishment or mental harassment should be one of the grounds for withdrawal of affiliation, it said.

The guidelines suggest that school teachers should provide a written undertaking that they would not engage in any action that could be construed as amounting to physical punishment, mental harassment or discrimination.

It also says that schools should have annual social audits of physical punishment, harassment and discrimination. The guidelines suggest that results of the audit should be made public before start of every new academic year.

All schoolchildren should be informed through campaigns and publicity drives that they have a right to speak against physical punishments, mental harassment and discrimination.
Aarti Dhar, The Hindu
The NCPCR constituted comprehensive guidelines following a detailed study which was conducted in 2009-10 involving 6,632 children across seven States that showed that 6,623 children had reported experiencing some kind of punishment. As many as 81.2 per cent children had been subject to outward rejection by being told that they were not capable of learning or some other kind of verbal punishment.

Based on the findings of the report the NCPCR experts have come out with guidelines which stress on “positive engagement” with children.

The guidelines advise teachers to pay positive attention to children and appreciate good efforts while ignoring minor lapses. They also lay down that life skills education should be made a part of school curriculum and should address issues of self esteem, aggression, drug abuse, decision making, coping with stress and others.

The guidelines also suggest that school authorities should hold meetings with parent-teacher bodies on the guidelines and decide which procedures they should adopt to protect children and their rights in schools.

Speaking on the occasion, the NCPCR chairperson Shantha Sinha said that the “Commission has brought together some of the best minds and experts to draft its guidelines on corporal punishment.”