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Several college girls have accused an invigilator of sexually harassing them during their intermediate examination at Bahria College Islamabad on Tuesday. While celebrities have voiced their support for the victims a Facebook user points out the complexity of the situation.
“Their college staff and faculty are furious that they dared to bring a bad name to the highly reputable college and are giving them death stares.
“The administration of Bahria needs to take a PUBLIC stand against his atrocious man. APOLOGIZE to the hundreds of young girls Saadat Bashir has molested s far, for enabling his predatory behavior and turning a blind eye to it.
Here is the reality of these girls. They're ALL less than 18 years of age. Not even old enough to have ID cards or to…
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 29, 2018
A student accused Bashir of touching her inappropriately twice during their Biology practical exam held on May 24.
“He twice touched me inappropriately during the exams,” she said.
Confessions of the victims. 18 testimonies so far. pic.twitter.com/WdnfqpAtXS
— #PunishSadatBashir (@OfficiallyAlsa) May 29, 2018
She further added that Bashir sexually harassed more than 80 girls who were giving their practical exam. She said he threatened to deduct marks if any of the victims lodged a complaint against him.
The student mentioned the details of the event in a lengthy Facebook post. She mentioned that girls were afraid after the incident and reported the incident to their female teacher.
It’s such a shame that a teacher has molested 80 girls, it can be anywhere in any circumstances. I hope many will now realise it never a result of what a girl wears or what she’s doing by profession, the mud-slinging will no longer end this debate. #Timesup truly #SadatBashir pic.twitter.com/ExirCvSo2k
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) May 29, 2018
The authorities of Bahria College have lodged an official complaint to the board following the allegations of sexual harassment on Saadat Bashir.
“We have received a complaint today and are looking into it to dig out facts by holding an inquiry”, an official privy to the development told to a local publication.
On the contrary, Saadat Bashir has denied the allegations calling it an attempt to malign him.
#PunishSadatBashir its time!!!
— Hareem ‘Eman’ Farooq (@FarooqHareem) May 29, 2018
“I might have bumped into someone in the lab where many students were performing dissection but that does not mean it was deliberate or I wanted to harass students”.
“I’m a struggling teacher with 12 years of experience and my family is in shock after this malicious campaign against me,” he claimed.
Actors and celebrities, including Mahira Khan, have demanded justice for the girls. She in her tweet has urged other victims to speak up against Saadat Bashir.
The members of the Police department have also requested the girls to come forward and register complains against him so that an action can be taken against him after the issue went viral on social media.