Coimbatore: The government will deal the sexual and psychological harassment against children with an iron hand, said chief minister M K Stalin in his Children’s Day wishes on Sunday.
“Let us create a safe environment for children and help them face the world without fear. Protecting children is a combined effort of the entire society,” he said while calling on everyone to join hands for the same. The statement comes against the backdrop of the suicide of a Class XII girl student who was sexually harassed by her teacher.
Stalin has sought to send out a strong message to the perpetrators of crime against children and silence his critics, including the BJP. A group of BJP cadres had staged a protest in the city demanding tough action against the teacher as well as the school management.
Meanwhile, the Makkal Needhi Maiam has urged the state government to constitute committees comprising social activists, parents, teachers and psychologists in all schools and colleges.TNN