Kolkata: The state’s education minister has said that he will not allow the idea of “lesbianism” in schools after Kolkata girls’ school faced criticism over its decision to force out confession from its students of “being lesbians”.
The minister was quoted as saying by national media, “if it’s a personal matter, it should be taken up outside of school. You can’t inculcate your personal ideas in the school. It can influence others. It is a problem at the school level. Young teenagers should not explore sexuality among themselves. That is not the culture of Bengal.” The minister also said that his department has asked the school for a report on the incident.
On March 8, Kamala Girls School in south Kolkata had pulled up ten Class IX girl students and accused them of “being lesbians.”