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India schoolgirls on hunger strike to fight sexual harassment
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 18/05/2017
The students have been protesting for six days

Thirteen schoolgirls have been on a hunger strike for six days to protest against daily sexual harassment in the northern Indian state of Haryana.

The girls, aged between 16 and 18, told the BBC that men often made sexual remarks when they travelled to school in a neighbouring village.

The teenagers said local officials had failed to protect them.

Police have now promised to provide better security for the girls.

The government has also promised to upgrade the existing school in their village to higher‑secondary level so they no longer have to commute to school.

Source: BBC

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