About 68 undergraduate girls from Shri Sahajanand Girls’ Institute (SSGI) located in Gujarat’s Bhuj, were allegedly forced to remove their underwear one by one to prove that they weren’t menstruating.
The incident reportedly took place on Thursday at Shri Sahajanand Girls’ Institute (SSGI) after when hostel warden complained to the principle that menstruating students were violating their ‘religious norms’, as per the Ahmedabad Mirror reports.
As many as 68 girls were taken out of their classes, paraded to the hostel washrooms and forced to remove their underwear to prove that they were not having their menstruation cycle.
According to the reports, menstruating girls are not allowed to enter the temple and kitchen as per the norms of the sect. Hostel inmates of the college are also not even allowed to mingle with each other.
Ironically, the college has its mission as “self-development and empowerment of girls through modern, scientific, and value-based education”.
Over this, the college affiliated to the Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University has said that they will take action.