This happened during an anti-cheating check in the government higher secondary school in Barhebara village. A handful of girls and 40 boys of Barhebara and neighbouring villages were appearing for the examination. The female examiners Preeti Sharma and Reshma Simaiya, suspected that some students were using paper bits to copy and picked the two minor girls and asked them to strip.
They refused, they cried. But one of their lady examiner allegedly shouted: "Strip, or I will cut the cord of your salwar." When the girls refused, the examiners allegedly stripped them while male classmates cracked jokes. Nothing was found to suggest they had cheated and the girls were allowed to leave after the three-hour test was over.
The whole incident caused embarrassment to them. Girls did not inform their family members for the next nine days. But finally they broke down before their parents, who complained to the district administration. The administration has ordered an inquiry.
It’s the act against their dignity. Everyone has the right to live with dignity. Dalits are not excluded from this right. Female invigilators are to be punished for violating their fundamental right which is incorporated in ‘Right to Life’.