Opinion

Now a #MeToo movement for Students and Parents!!

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 16, 2019 06:22 PM
In the week of release of "Why Cheat India", Emraan Hashmi launches bold initiative
 
2018 saw the emergence of the #MeToo movement for women, empowering them to speak up against sexual harassment at the workplace. While several cries may have been illegitimate and publicity-seeking, on a larger level the cathartic movement sparked a revolution of sorts.

Given the appalling state of the education system and the ordeal that students and parents are forced to go through, Emraan proposes a #MeToo to enable students and parents to name and shame the stakeholders in the system who wronged them either for admission or for clearing an exam. The movement is in line with the theme of the keenly awaited "Why Cheat India", out this week. 

The objective is to expose college owners, professors, principals, government officials, coaching class owners and clerks, all of whom are complicit in corrupting the system.

Emraan is calling upon the aggrieved to reach out to him on Twitter and describe an incident they've been through and reveal the identity of the culprit, along with the hashtag #EduToo. He will retweet some of the complaints, and hopes for the media and law and order machinery to take note and address the exposes on his timeline. 

Said the producers, "Education is a lucrative business worth thousands of crores. It decides the future of our country. Parents and students are cheating and being cheated.
It's time to blow the whistle on those who have been extorting money to sell education wrongfully."
Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
CEO writes letter to PS Transport for issuance of advice to public and private bus service providers to stick to model code of conduct
CEO writes letter to PS Transport for issuance of advice to public and private bus service providers to stick to model code of conduct
Congress candidate Chaudhary Santokh Singh kicks off his campaign in Jalandhar (West) constituency
Congress candidate Chaudhary Santokh Singh kicks off his campaign in Jalandhar (West) constituency
She can’t be sane, says Capt Amarinder after Sadhvi Pragya’s repulsive remark on late IPS officer Hemant Karkare
She can’t be sane, says Capt Amarinder after Sadhvi Pragya’s repulsive remark on late IPS officer Hemant Karkare
DC and CP finalise arrangements at DAC for smooth nomination process
DC and CP finalise arrangements at DAC for smooth nomination process
DC and CP finalizes arrangements for strong rooms of EVMs and VVPATs along with counting centres
DC and CP finalizes arrangements for strong rooms of EVMs and VVPATs along with counting centres
This election is referendum on Modi’s non-performance: Manish Tewari
This election is referendum on Modi’s non-performance: Manish Tewari
Equity indices close in the red, Jet plunges over 32 pc
Equity indices close in the red, Jet plunges over 32 pc
Punjab CM orders special Girdawari to assess crop loss due to rain & storm
Punjab CM orders special Girdawari to assess crop loss due to rain & storm
Vigilance nabs revenue Patwari, private person for taking bribe
Vigilance nabs revenue Patwari, private person for taking bribe
Youth will take Cong and Amarinder to task for reneging on promises made to them – Harsimrat Badal
Youth will take Cong and Amarinder to task for reneging on promises made to them – Harsimrat Badal
ECI appoints Vikram Jeet Duggal as SSP Amritsar (Rural)
ECI appoints Vikram Jeet Duggal as SSP Amritsar (Rural)
Commissionerate police arrest four extortionists including a minor and his elder brother
Commissionerate police arrest four extortionists including a minor and his elder brother