Guwahati: A teacher allegedly chopped off the hair of over 30 students during the morning assembly in Assam’s Majuli district.
The incident took place on Thursday during the morning assembly.
As per official, the teacher chopped the students’ hair to teach them discipline.
Following the incident, Deputy Commissioner Cavery B Sarma has ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed the officials to submit the report immediately.
Meanwhile, the school authorities explained to the higher authorities that the students had been keeping long hair, which goes against the school’s guidelines.
“Despite repeated warnings and communication with the parents, no action was taken. This measure was simply aimed at teaching discipline,” stated the school authorities in the statement.
The teacher, identified as Nickey, stated that he was simply following the orders of the school authorities.
On the other hand, the parents of student claimed that the students are refusing to attend classes in response to the incident.
The parents expressed that while the school authorities have the right to enforce discipline, there should be certain limits.
“It is indeed important for students to maintain cleanliness and adhere to the uniform policy. However, publicly trimming a student’s hair during assembly in front of the entire school is a humiliating act,” the parents stated.
According to district administration officials, there is no provision in the state government’s guidelines that permits a teacher to trim or chop off students’ hair within the school premises.
The matter is under investigation.