More than 300 students from various schools will participate in a humanity march on Sunday to demand justice for two Class 6 students of Convent of Jesus and Mary who were found dead on September 24. The march is being organised by Chahat Arora,a former student of the school.
Arora,now a student of DAV New Shimla,said: It will be a silent march (candle vigil) and will seek cooperation of the people in demanding justice for the girls.
I have not been told by anyone to organise this march. It is my idea, she said,adding that the march will begin from Navbhar - the area where the school is located – and moving via Sanjauli and reach Kala Dhank,where the two girls were found dead.
Arora said she has sent text messages to other students and also put an update on social networking site Facebook informing about the march.
The student got a shot in the arm after Sushil Tanwar,president of Shimla-based NGO Ashadeep joined the movement. This is needed. School children face a lot of pressure from parents and school. We need to bring about a changes in the way society thinks and functions. We will be joining the humanity march, Tanwar said.
The parents of Nancy Thakur and Sakshi Thakur alleged that physical and mental torture by the teachers forced the duo to commit suicide.
Meanwhile,Shimla police on Saturday registered a complaint under Section 174 against a teacher,Ambika and the the school management. The complaint has been filed by Kailash Thakur and Rajinder Thakur,parents of Nancy and Sakshi respectively.
About 45 teachers from the school lodged a counter complaint with the police alleging that they were attacked and assaulted by parents and relatives of the two girls.