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Hostel cuts 150 girl students hair to save water

Tribal Girls Gurukul School in Telangana's Medak apparently forced 150 girls to cut their hair off because there was not enough water in the hostel for them to bathe regularly.

Hostel cuts 150 girl students hair to save water
Image Courtesy: Indian Express

Medak: As many as 150 girl students of a gurukul school in Telangana’s Medak district were allegedly forced to get a haircut by the principal, all because there was not enough water in the hostel for them to bathe regularly.  

When it Happened?

According to media reports, the incident, which reportedly took place two days back at Medak’s Tribal Girls Gurukul School, came to light on Tuesday after parents of the girl, students visited the hostel on Sunday only to find their daughters with short hair.

Result in Protest

A few parents argued with the school staff, while others staged a protest against the government-run institution and school principle K Aruna for forcing their kids to get a haircut citing water shortage.

The girls alleged that the school principal K Aruna had allegedly called two barbers to the hostel and forcibly got their haircut and later forced the girl students to pay Rs 25 each.

Water Shortage

However, the school principal accepted the charges related to water shortage and added that the girls at school were suffering from lice infestation and other dermatological diseases.

The principal added that the move was taken considering the hygiene issues of the girls.

The principal also claimed that the consent of students was taken into consideration before the decision was taken as it was difficult for students to wash their clothes and take bathe due to water shortage.

“I came to know that some parents even assaulted the staff, which is not proper,” said Collector M Dharma Reddy, after seeking an explanation for the haircuts from the principal.

Inquiry Initiated

“An inquiry has been initiated by the district administration and welfare department to look into the incident and strict action will be taken against those found guilty,” he added.

Authored by- Roshan Bint Raheem


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