JNV Dibrugarh shocker: As many horrific incidents have rocked the country, yet another shocker has come to the light in Dibrugarh, Assam. Recently, the Chief Minister of Assam held a post-conference on the lapses regarding the handling of the ragging case at Dibrugarh University, another prestigious institution of Dibrugarh, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Dibrugarh, witnessed one of the worst incidents of violence.
A teacher who was also 5 months pregnant, gave a complaint about a student, to its parent, in the periodically organized Parents Teachers Meeting (PTM). After the meeting had finished, some of the students gathered outside the Academic Building of the JNV Dibrugarh and manhandled the teacher, who complained of pushing by a group of students. The acting principal of the school was also mistreated by the students, few reports say.
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JNV Dibrugarh shocker: Series of events on the campus
A PTM was organized on Sunday by the school authorities regarding the academic performances of the students of higher classes. PTM is usually one of the regular events occurring in various JNVs which occur periodically each month. During this meeting, the History teacher complained about a student regarding his poor performance in academics to his parents. She said to improve in a later period as the final exams were approaching.
After the meeting concluded, later in the evening, before the Evening attendance session (Evening Assembly) was going to occur, some students of classes 10 and 11 of JNV Dibrugarh began to protest about the complaint insisted by the teacher to the student. During this protest, they manhandled the History teacher, who was also pushed by them. As she was already facing some illness due to her pregnancy, she was mentally disturbed and was soon rushed to the nearby hospital by the campus vehicle on Sunday.
Apart from the History teacher, the acting Principal was also treated violently by the students as well. “After the meeting, some students formed a group and started harassing the teacher in front of the main academic block. A few of them pushed her and one student tried to pull her by her hair,” Rathees Kumar, the acting Principal said.
JNV Dibrugarh students create a negative atmosphere on the campus
The accused of the JNV Dibrugarh were moving around the campus with sticks in their hands and the principal of the school was also mobbed by them but the Principal somehow managed to escape from the campus. The acting principal of JNV Dibrugarh had to flee from his quarters and reached Moran Police Station along with some other teachers. Police reached the school premises and warned the students of strict action.
Students face strict action
“From our inquiry, we found that 22 students of classes 10 and 11 were involved in the incident and I called their parents the next morning after having an emergency meeting at my residence. Hearing the development, this time the students threatened me over the phone and started moving toward the quarters to attack me. We have informed the Deputy Commissioner about the development. The ADC concerned for education assured of a magisterial probe into the incident and asked us to take stern action” the acting principal further added.
Meanwhile, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samitee Deputy Commissioner (North East) K V Suresh expressed concerns over the incident and termed it as “most unfortunate”. “I am sending the Assistant Commissioner of JNV Samitee to Dibrugarh to enquire into the matter. In recent times, we have noticed a decline in the student-teacher relationship owing to several factors, especially after lockdown,” he told.
All the accused students of JNV Dibrugarh in the incident have been suspended. There may have been reports that some of the students might have to leave the school as well.
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