Meanwhile, the district education authorities said since the school did not fulfil the minimum condition required for the senior secondary level, it could not be upgraded.
“At least 150 students are required in Classes IX and X for the senior secondary upgrade but the Dahina village school has just 86 students in both classes,” said Dharmbir Balrodia, District Education Officer (DEO), Rewari.
The senior secondary school is atleast 4 kms away from the village, complained the students.
MLA Sohna (Gurugram), Tejpal Kanwar met the students and assured that their demand would be met, after which the students called off their protest.
After girl students from Rewari district in Haryana compelled the state government to announce upgradation of their village school, girls from Gurugram and Palwal districts locked up their school and sat on protest demanding that the school be upgraded to senior secondary level.
However, the Superintendent of Police in Rewari, Sangeeta Kalia, told CNN-News18 that not even a single incident of eve-teasing has been reported in the last one year from the area.The girls said they have to brave molesters on their way to the school which is 4-km away from their village.They are demanding that the high school in the village be upgraded to senior secondary so that they don’t have to commute to another village.“We cannot tolerate this harassment.Those who manage to convince them face problems of eve-teasing everyday.Be it buses, autos, the problem does not end," said Sapna Kumari, one of the students from Government High School, Kadarpur village in Gurugram.