Tribal girls living in hostel denied toilet facilities, forced into a forest to attend nature’s call

In a fresh incident of discrimination against tribals, a hostel in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, minor girls are forced to go into a forest to attend to nature’s call.
According to reports many of the girl students admitted that they are afraid of going in the forest and they wait for each other, move in groups with water mugs.
Tribal girls living in hostel denied toilet facilities, forced into a forest to attend nature’s call
While the school administration said there’s no other alternative as the contractor started the construction of new toilet but left it incomplete.
Condemning the issue, human rights activists said the residential school in Kanker has been in national news earlier when 11 minor girls were sexually assaulted by the hostel superintendent, teacher and guards.
“Minor tribal girls residing at residential schools have always been vulnerable to assault and harassment of one or the other kind, and allowing them to walk alone in forest to answer nature’s call is a grave carelessness on hostel’s end,” they said.
Sankalp Sahu, additional commissioner, tribal development department said, “I was unaware about the issue so far. I will immediately visit the hostel myself. I am removing the superintendent from her post as it was negligence on her part to keep us uninformed. I will designate a contractor to finish the construction of toilet and till then arrange for the older one to be used. I will also act against the block education officer who failed to keep the department informed.”