Published: 25th April 2018
Complaint filed against UP teacher for using casteist words against Dalit student
The teacher allegedly used castist-slur against a class VII student and made her sit the last row. A case has been registered against teacher who, however, denied any wrong-doing
A complaint was registered against a teacher over charges of using casteist words against a Dalit student, a police official said.
The incident took place yesterday when the teacher allegedly used casteist words against the Class VII student and then asked her to sit in the last row, said SHO Kapil Kapervan.
"The parents of the victim, who belonged to a Balmiki community, have registered a complaint against the teacher," Kapervan said. Meanwhile, the teacher categorically denied the allegations.
This isn't the first case of caste-based discrimination reported from UP, in August last year, three teachers from UP's Jalaun district were handed over to the police for allegedly throwing plates with mid-day meals at Dalit students.
Caste-discrimination continues to plague the state in numerous ways which account for 20.5 percent of Dalits in India.