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Dehradun DPS school allegedly tonsures heads of students to teach them discipline: Students in depression, parents shocked
In the name of enforcing discipline and "maintaining school rules", around 25 male students were allegedly forced to have their hairs shaved off on the diktat of Dehradun DPS principal. Reportedly, such autocratic event has taken place for the third time in the school and students are highly depressed and getting sick.
After the morning assembly in the school, boys (most of them from class 10, 11 and 12) were reportedly called to the principal's cabin. By that time, a barber was already present in the cabin and as the students reached, they were tonsured and few had their hairs trimmed. Subsequently, the principal reportedly proclaimed that this was a caution for other students to maintain the school's guidelines of being decently groomed.

When the principal BK Singh was asked about the entire episode, he confirmed the incident while saying that it was done to "maintain the school's discipline." He said students were asked to get their hair trimmed, previously. However, most of them ignored it.

"Since the past one week, I have been asking the students to get a hair cut. Eventually, we called the barber, who is employed with the school, and some of the students' hair was trimmed," said the Principal to TOI, claiming that this was executed on only 10th -12th students and there was no tonsuring. 

However, the students claimed that not just boys were tonsured but this was the third time such practice were forcefully executed. "Even though my hair was short, I was tonsured simply because I had kept a stubble. On top of that, we were asked to pay Rs 50 each for the hair cut," said a student. 

While a student said that after the incident one of his friends was depressed, a mother of a student claimed that her son got fever and had been crying since he came home from the school. Expressing shock over the incident she termed it as autocratic behaviour of the school authorities.

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