Lahore, 30th June: With the current scandal regarding the Lahore Grammar School (LGS) sexual harassment case, another offender has come into the light.
According to a report by Baaghi TV, LGS former drama teacher and prominent Pakistani drama artist, Omair Rana, has also been accused of sexually harassing the female students. Omair Rana, who has often appeared in plays about social issues such as domestic violence, is among those who have been accused of sexual harassment by the female students of Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 1-A/1.
As reported by Baaghi TV earlier, the LGS students have shared their experiences of harassment at the hands of male teachers and other staff alike. Among them is the former Head Girl who has also shared her experience in great detail. She has gone as far as to say that it took her a year away from the school to realize that they had been manipulated and confused by the school authorities.
Consequently, Rana who is recently seen in the HUM TV drama Pyar Ke Sadqay, where he portrays the character of a creepy step-father harassing his young daughter-in-law, played by Yumna Zaidi.
It seems as if in real life too he is close to this character as is being highlighted by the students of the Lahore Grammar School the 1-A/1 branch.
According to Baaghi TV reports, a twitter user posted a series of screenshots of Instagram stories wherein female alumni of LGS had accused the actor of sexual misconduct and/or inappropriate behavior.
“So many girls had issues with his behavior. He [used to] flirt and his body language was also inappropriate,” she said adding that a number of female students complained to the administration but they didn’t pay ‘any heed’ because the actor “was the very vital part of the school at that time”.
The images posted show the girls confessing how they had been harassed by the actor Omair Rana.
Some students had also accused the actor’s wife Maira Omair Rana, who works at the admin office of LGS, of ‘covering up’ and ‘victim-blaming’.
A student revealed that whenever girls complained to her, she used to do victim-blaming and scolded them over their ‘revealing’ clothes. She even said to the victims that they should not come to her for their complaints.
The stories shared by the students had generated outrage on social media with people demanding the administration to hold an inquiry into the matter after which the four accused teachers were terminated by LGS 1A1.
The authorities are urged to take serious action in this regard and set an example for others also who are silently carrying out the shameful acts.
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