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Kolkata: STATE education minister Partha Chatterjee has said that homosexuality could be someone’s preference but it is a private matter and cannot be allowed to flourish on educational campuses.

The comment comes in the wake of some girls at the state-run Kamala Girls’ High School at Ballygunge in the city allegedly being rebuked by the management for betraying lesbian tendencies.

“This is a private matter of an individual but educational campuses cannot be allowed to be used for this. Besides homosexuality is against our culture and social ethos,” the minister told reporters today.

Chatterjee, however, said that he does not support the school management allegedly extracting an undertaking from the accused girls that they will not indulge in lesbian acts in the future.

“A proper inquiry should have been conducted first. School education department has sought a report from the school authorities to find out what exactly had happened and what did they do,” the minister said.

It may be mentioned that recently a class IX girl of Kamala Girls’ High School wrote to the headmistress alleging that 6-7 of her classmates have often been indulging in lesbian acts in the classroom.

This made the headmistress summon the accused girls and made them give an undertaking that they will not indulge in lesbian acts in the school in the future. Peeved at this, their parents went the school the next day and lodged a protest.