More than 80 female students in Islamabad have accused a male teacher of sexual harassment
More than 80 female students appearing in their intermediate exams at Bahria College, Islamabad, have accused a male teacher, an exam invigilator, of harassing the girls.
Saadat Bashir, who is a biology professor at Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sector H-9, had been sent by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) to invigilate the exam ongoing for three days.
The students accused Bashir of inappropriately touching and passing salacious remarks at them during their Biology practical exam.
A student of Bahria College, Islamabad took to Facebook on Monday and told how their teacher keeps harassing girls over and over again.
A girl named Saba Ali wrote, “My biology practical was held on 24th May 2018, I was in the first batch of the bio practical. I came to school at 8.00 a.m sharp that day because I wanted to get my practical notebook checked by my teacher. Everybody warned me beforehand that the examiner is very strict.
What was even more shocking was that he wasn’t allowing our teacher to be present inside the lab during our practical but our teacher insisted on being there since she couldn’t just leave the female students alone with him. She got permission from the principal and was finally allowed in.”
She went on to say that she does not even have the words to describe the events that took place next but she will try.
“Our examiner Sadat Bashir, was a perverted asshole who groped almost 80 students and passed sleazy comments. He groped me twice, once when I went for the model recognition and he touched my butt and second when I was making the slides. He came behind me and traced my bra strap all the while pretending he was just examining my slide,” she said.
“Thirdly when I was doing my frog dissection he came up to me and asked what kind of a frog it was. I got extremely nervous and told him it was a male frog to which he very inappropriately replied “It’s a female frog can’t you see the ovaries, you have them inside you too!” All of this made me extremely uncomfortable and I had no idea what to do. None of us said anything to him because he kept threatening to deduct our marks,” the girl added.
“Almost all the girls of the first batch became a victim of that pedophile. The girls of the second batch were warned by their friends so they were obviously even more careful but still some of them experienced the same harassment,” Saba wrote.
She said that she is still completely shaken that we had to go through this. Approximately 80 girls were sexually harassed that day and our teacher told us to keep quite because she didn’t want us to lose marks!
“Sadat Bashir scarred us for life and there’s nothing we can do about it,” she said.
The girl added that women face sexual harassment on a daily basis today and are blamed for it because of the way they dress or walk or talk.
“But let me tell you something we were in our uniforms, performing our practical. So no it is neither the dressing nor any other factor, the only person to blame is that guy and his sick mentality,” she concluded.
The post is going viral on social media and calls for authorities to take an action against Sadat Bashir.
Today, around eighteen of the 80 girls have submitted their testimonies against the predator so police can take action agianst him.
Confessions of the victims. 18 testimonies so far. pic.twitter.com/WdnfqpAtXS
— #PunishSadatBashir (@OfficiallyAlsa) May 29, 2018
Soon after these brave girls came out, people rallied in support of them and called for the institutions to take a strict action against the predator.
Eighteen, EIGHTEEN bloody testimonies & at-least EIGHTY students that Sadat Bashir harassed & scarred for life. He’s a sex predator who should not only be expelled from Bahria college but kept behind bars for rest of his life, sickening! https://t.co/uqdzaNjnAz
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) May 29, 2018
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