JORHAT, April 29 - The Majuli Deputy Commissioner Debaprasad Misra has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of cutting of hair locks of students of Auniati Satra-established Auniati Satra High School by the headmaster in Majuli island on April 27 (Saturday).
It may be mentioned here that allegations of cutting the hair locks of 22 students by the headmaster of the Auniati Satra High School Prasanta Dulakaharia have come up leading to severe protests by several organisations including the Brahmaputra island district unit of AASU.
Misra told The Assam Tribune this evening that he has directed the Inspector of Schools (Jorhat) Dr Subhalaxmi Rajkumari, who also holds charge of Majuli, to conduct an inquiry into the allegations levelled against the headmaster.
He said that Rajkumari has been asked to look into the rules/norms of Education department regarding whether it is permissible to keep long hair and whether the allegations of high-handedness committed by the headmaster on the students were true.
The DC said that the Inspector of Schools has been asked to submit a report with the findings on the alleged incident within a day or two.
He said that Rajkumari has already started the probe into the incident today.
Meanwhile, students in many schools of the island today put up black badges to protest against the alleged act of high-handedness by the headmaster and demanded action to be taken by the Government against Dulakaharia.
It may be mentioned here that disciples of the satras keep long hair with locks as per traditions of the Vaishnavite culture.