A group of women have been humiliated by being forced to undress and prove they are not on their period.
The female students were told to line up outside a toilet block outside their all-female college and take off their knickers.
The period crackdown came last Thursday after reports a bloodied sanitary towel was found in a garden of the Sahjanand Girls Institute, in Bhuj, India.
Now some of the 68 students made to leave their classrooms staged a protest at their treatment on Monday, sparking outrage across India.
The principal has now been suspended over the incident and one of the students told SBS: "There are no words to describe the humiliation that we faced.
"The principal abused and insulted us, asking which of us were having our periods," another student said. "Two of us who were menstruating stepped aside. Despite this, we were all taken to the washroom.
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"There, female teachers asked us to individually remove our undergarments so they could check if we were menstruating."
The college is part of the University of Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna verma Kutch, which is run by the religious sect Swaminarayan Mandir who forced women on their periods to sit at the back of the classroom.
According the the sect's rules women on their periods are not allowed in the temple or kitchen areas and are banned from touching anyone.
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A college administrator, P H Hirani told local media because the college has temple on campus and the girls have to do as they are told.
"However, what happened to the students is unfair. Action will be taken," Hirani said.
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