LGS Fires 4 Teachers Over Allegations Of Sexually Harassing Minor Students
Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 1A1 has suspended four of its teachers following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them by multiple female students who said that the accused had been harassing them for years with impunity.
The stories shared by the students generated outrage on social media with people demanding the administration to hold an inquiry into the matter after which the accused were terminated. However, students and activists have demanded that the administrations of schools and colleges should devise better mechanisms to deal with the cases of harassment rather than acting only when the institution’s ‘reputation’ is at stake.
Some students also accused Maira Omair Rana, who works at the admin office of LGS, of covering up and ‘victim blaming’. A student revealed that whenever girls complained to her, she used to blame the girls for harassment and chide them over their ‘revealing clothes’. “She even said to the victims that they should not come to her for their complaints.”
Social media activists have condemned the irresponsible behaviour of the schools’ administration and have accused them of protecting the harassers.
So @omairana’s wife Maira Omair Rana has been slut-shaming girls and silencing them since years over being harassed by the male faculty of LGS 1A1. This woman continues to preach “morals” and “ethics” while being a deeply rooted cause of the problem along with Rubina Shakeel 1/2
— Minzi⁷ (@girltipzyy) June 28, 2020
Please tell me, is this how you would talk to sexual harassers? Reminiscing over the ‘pleasant journey’ y’all have had and what not?
Ladies & gentlemen, the principal of LGS 1A1, who always slut-shamed, body-shamed her students is sad to let go of these disgusting faculty members pic.twitter.com/L17YokQvVh
— نجيبہ | BLM (@NajeebaSajjad) June 28, 2020
The LGS 1A1 scandal is absolutely repulsive. I had met the main accused about half a dozen times, and never clocked anything. The administrator of the school involved in the cover-up is a member of my family. I fully disown any relation to those who put underage lives at danger.
— Kala Kawa (@kaalakawaa) June 28, 2020
LGS 1A1 is easily the most pathetic schools out there.
Not only did they try to cover up this breach of code of conduct for years but they also had this administration who will ostracise you if you were an outcast and didn’t belong to the school already!
— 🕸 (@desi_nebula) June 28, 2020