Friday, 8 March 2013

Tribal women seek action against child abuser teacher

THURSDAY, 07 MARCH 2013 20:28


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Protesting the alleged abuse of children by a teacher, Pratap Kumar Sahu, of the TW Ashram Upper Primary School at Pasara under Chakapada block in Kandhamal district, tribal women bodies led by Ghumusar Mahila Sangh president Keshamati Pradhan on Wednesday demanded action against the abuser.

Pradhan said girls in residential primary schools are exploited by teachers and employees.

Citing example of the agitation of the Ghumusar Mahila Sangh against child abuse and protection of child rights, she said the State Government didn't take any exemplary steps to punish the child abuser of Gunjibadi School under Nuagaon block though the Sangh had lodged a case against the culprit.

Women leaders Sumabati Pradhan, Hirabati Pradhan, Bimala Mallick and Suchitra Nayak demanded proper monitoring of food, health, protection of school children and other facilities in the Government and private schools in the district.

"If the district administration does not take proper and immediate action against the teacher (Sahu), people from all walks of life including women organisations of the district, panchayat organisation, Mission Shakti, Child Welfare Committee, lawyers and mediapersons would take the issue into the streets," said Keshamati Pradhan.

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