Saturday, March 24, 2012
In a shocking incident, two teenage Dalit girls were humiliated and stripped by women invigilators in front of 40 boys during a class X State board examination in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur district.
The girls, both aged 15 and appearing for their first board exams, were made to undergo the humiliation during an inspection on cheating on March 15 at the government higher secondary school in Barhebara village.
Invigilators Preeti Sharma and Reshma Semaiya, acting on the suspicion that the girls were hiding pieces of paper to cheat during their mathematics exam, asked them to strip. When the girls refused, the invigilator duo themselves reportedly stripped the two girls in the presence of the boys and some other girl students.
Nothing, however, was found on the girls to prove the charge.
Out of shame, the girls did not inform anyone about the incident until Friday, when they broke down before their parents, who complained to the district administration.
BHOPAL, March 24, 2012 (from "The Hindu")
at 11:12 PM