Warden Thrashes Nearly a Dozen Girl Students, Suspended

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SRINAGAR: Over a dozen students of girls school hostel in Srinagar were taken to different city hospitals after facing a physical assault from their warden. The government has ordered inquiry and placed warden under suspension.
The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Rajbagh, belonging to the Gujjar and nomad community, had remained silent for about a decade about the abuses inflicted by hostel warden Dr Shabnum – a recipient of Bharat Guarav award from All India Human Welfare Council in 2015.
“Teachers had told us to take a day off and prepare for the exams. She didn’t listen to us and asked us to attend the school. She then beat us with sticks,” Bisma Siraj, an 8th class student, said. “She would always taunt us about our community and call us Gujjars,” Ruksana, another student said.

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