The news of four male teachers allegedly harassing students and subsequently being shown the door by the private school has disturbed both parents and educationists about how unsafe even one of the most elite schools could be.
The Lahore Grammar School’s (LGS) 1A1 branch located in Ghalib Market has fired four teachers over allegations of sexual harassment and sending objectionable pictures and messages to at least eight female students. The students spoke up about these allegations on social media in detail. As the issue went public, more students from the school stepped forward sharing their experiences with the same teachers as well as students from other schools, showing how rampant harassment at schools was.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has taken notice of the cases of harassment that have been reported over social media in the past week. Several educational institutions including Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore Grammar School (LGS), NUST and FAST have been called out for allegedly sheltering harassers.
Shireen Mazari said, “Have taken note of serious harassment allegations of young girls and women at educational institutions – most recently at two premier private institutions in Lahore. MOHR helpline 1099 is available for complaints & for help. Our regional offices have been alerted on this issue.”
Have taken note of serious harassment allegations of young girls and women at educational institutions – most recently at two premier private institutions in Lahore. MOHR helpline 1099 is available for complaints & for help. Our regional offices have been alerted on this issue.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 29, 2020
In addition to this, Murad Rass, who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for School Education has also spoken up about the subject matter.
He took the matter to his Twitter and talked about how he will deal with the case himself. The Punjab Educational Minister says that he will talk to the principal of Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 1A1. Moreover, he said that he would acquire all the necessary details and bring the case to a proper conclusion.
I will deal with the case in Lahore Grammar School 1A1 myself. Have talked to the Principal this morning. Getting all the details. These Children are my Children. I will protect them. This case will be brought to a proper conclusion according to law. Make NO mistake about it.
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) June 30, 2020
More power to these young women who came forward against their abusers.