Indian star bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is gearing up for the much-awaited tour of England, which will begin next month. Recently, the Test specialist took to his social media and expressed his anger after the arrest of a teacher of PSBB school on charges of sexual harassment.
Well, as per the reports, the teacher accused of sexual harassment was sent to judicial custody. Alumni of the school shared screenshots of students sharing their ordeals. One of the screenshots showed the teacher shirtless with only a cloth around his neck.
Angered by the incident, R Ashwin took to his social media and slammed the teacher over the shameful act. He wrote:
“Been a couple of disturbing nights, not only as an old student of PSBB but also as a father of 2 young girls. Rajagopalan is one name that’s come out today, but to stop such incidences all around us in the future, we need to act and need a complete overhaul of the system.”
In a note which he attached with the tweet, Ashwin shared an important note for the parents. He expressed how it is heartbreaking to hear about stories coming out from schools in and around Chennai. He wrote:
“So heart breaking to hear about stories coming out from schools in and around Chennai, especially from PSBB concerning Rajagopal, have never known him in all those years of studying there but deeply disturbed about the news.”
“I know justice and law will take its course, but this is the time for people to come clean and revisit the existing system. These are times of deep distress and we need to understand that we have left our children with no choice but to vent out on social media.”
“We need to create an ecosystem that encourages the children to report the smallest of incidences that make them feel unsafe, without the fear of being targeted for grades and beyond. Our children are our wealth!,” wrote Ashwin further.
“Education is important but not everything. Let’s enable our children to retain their innocence and give their childhood the sanctum it deserves,”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Meant to say “Academics is important but not everything” .
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) May 25, 2021