Himachal Pradesh : Dalit students allegedly made to sit separately to watch PM’s ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’


In written complaint it was bought to notice that Dalit students of a school in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district were made to sit separately outside their classrooms during the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ on Friday.

PM Modi interacted with thousands of students from across the country as a part of his Pariksha Par Charcha, an extension of his pet charcha theme. During the interaction session, PM Modi addressed several examination-related concerns of the students who are appearing for the board’s exam this year.

The written complaint was filed with the deputy commissioner of Kullu by the students who alleged that a teacher named Meher Chand told them to sit outside the room where the television had been set up to air the programme.Students were made to sit in a pace that was used to keep horses. Further, they were warned that they could not leave until the programme was over.In the complaint, they also alleged that they faced “caste discrimination” during midday meals in the school.

“This matter has come to my notice today. I have asked Secretary, Education to get a report and take stern action,” state education minister Suresh Bhardwaj told reporters.”The headmaster of the school, Rajan Bhardwaj, has confirmed the incident and tendered an apology, assuring that this will not be allowed to happen again. But that’s not enough,” said a member of the state education department.

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