Guwahati: In a bizarre incident, more than 60 students of a college in Gujarat’s Bhuj were allegedly forced to remove their undergarments to prove that they were not on periods, a media report claimed on last Friday.
The report also stated that one of 68 students of Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) in Bhuj said, they were forced to line up outside their classrooms on Thursday.
Notably, this came after the hostel head complained to the principal that some of them were violating religious norms during their menstruation.
“The principal abused and insulted us, asking which of us were having our periods. Two of us who were menstruating stepped aside,” said one of the students before the media.
She continued saying, despite this, they were all taken to the washroom. Later, the female teachers reportedly asked them to remove their undergarments so they could check if we were menstruating,” she said.
On the other hand, the dean of Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute said the girls were not forced to take off their undergarments.
“The matter is related to the hostel. It has nothing to do with the university or college. Everything happened with girls’ permission, nobody was forced for it. Nobody touched them,” Darshana Dholakia said, according to news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, an inquiry team has been formed to look into the matter,” Dholakia said.
The college comes under Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kutch University and is run by the followers of Swaminarayan Mandir.