NCW panel to speak to students on menstrual checkFebruary 14, 2020 16:54
The National Commission for Women has set up an inquiry committee which will meet the students of a college in Gujarat who were reportedly forced to strip to prove that they were not menstruating.
According to media reports, 68 undergraduate staying in the hostel were paraded through the college into the restroom and forced to individually remove their undergarments to prove that they were not menstruating.
The Commission has also sought an explanation from the trustee of Sahjanand Girls' Institute College, Pravin Pindora and the principal Rita Raniga for this "shameful exercise", an NCW statement said. The NCW has set up an inquiry team, which will meet the girls of the institute and inquire about the incident.
"NCW has also appraised the Kutch University in-charge Vice Chancellor Darshna Dholakia and the DGP of Gujurat, Shivanand Jha (IPS) to look into the matter thoroughly and report to the Commission at the earliest on their action taken report," the statement added. -- PTI
Image: Darshana Dholakia, Dean, Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute, Bhuj, says the matter has nothing to do with the college. "Everything happened with the girls' permission; nobody was forced into it. Nobody touched them."