Scores of ladies college students staged a protest exterior an Indian school saying they had been compelled to strip to test in the event that they had been menstruating.
The scholars had been instructed to undress after a used sanitary serviette was present in a backyard exterior Sahjanand Women Institute, the place they’re banned from the hostel when they’re having their intervals.
“There are not any phrases to explain the humiliation that we confronted,” mentioned one of many college students protesting exterior the faculty in Bhuj, within the western state of Gujarat.
Deep-rooted social taboos stay in India round menstruating girls. In some rural areas, girls are made to sleep individually in periods. They’re banned from coming into some temples.
School authorities lined up 68 college students within the washroom and ordered them to undress one after the other, the scholars instructed reporters.
The school is run by the conservative Hindu sect Swaminarayan. The sect runs lavish temples world wide, together with in London.
Its guidelines bar college students from staying within the hostel throughout their intervals.
Menstruating girls college students should keep in an remoted basement space and stay away from the kitchen and the place of worship.
Additionally they have to sit down behind the classroom throughout lectures.
The school mentioned it had arrange an inquiry and indicated motion might be taken towards the workers behind the checks.
School trustee Pravin Pindoria mentioned: “The women had been knowledgeable concerning the hostel guidelines earlier than they took admission.
“I’ve referred to as a gathering of the executive committee which can take motion towards the accountable individuals.”