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LGS Suspends 2 More Staffers Over Cover-Up As Students Present Charter Of Demands

Lahore Grammar School (LGS) on Friday dismissed two more members of the staff following the submission of a charter of demands by the students and the faculty members with the school’s director.

The fresh termination involves the names of Maira Omair Rana and Rubina Shakil for their act of turning a blind eye to the cases brought to them prior to the revelations, Dawn reported and added the charter demands that reforms be implemented at the campus.

Some students had accused Maira Omair Rana, who worked at the admin office, of covering up and ‘victim blaming’. A student revealed that whenever girls complained to her, she would blame the girls for harassment and reprimand  them over their revealing clothes’. “She had said to the victims that they should not come to her for their complaints.”

On June 29, LGS 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 had generated outrage on social media, with people demanding administration to hold an inquiry into the matter. Students and activists demanded that the administrations of schools and colleges devise better mechanisms to deal with the cases of harassment rather than acting only when the institution’s reputation is at stake.

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