Governmental inaction


Feb 12, 2019-

The graphic description of molestation of the little girls for decades by a math teacher in a public school in the heart of the federal capital made for a cringy reading (‘Two more teachers at Lalitpur madhyamik vidhyalaya accused of sexual abuse by former student’, Page 1, February 5, 2019). The silence of the government over this sensitive issue is equally disturbing. The school that hired the math teacher has not even come out with any statements. At the least, their hire should have been asked to explain the charges levelled against him publicly. And the least the school can do is to come out with a public statement. Going by the graphic details of his behaviour, the teacher for all purposes and intent is a pedofile—which is a serious crime in all civilised democracies. It will be interesting to watch the Nepal government’s action on this serious issue.

Manohar Shrestha,via email, Kathmandu

Published: 12-02-2019 08:28

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