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School in dock, case filed under SC/SC Act

chandigarh Updated: Jun 30, 2014 19:40 IST
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The police have registered a case against the unknown persons under section 3 of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Aut police station.

Uttam Singh, a resident of Murah village of Thachi area of Seraj segment, alleged that the staff at Murah government primary school, while celebrating the golden jubilee function on June 23, served community lunch separately to scheduled castes and upper castes students.

In a complaint to Mandi superintendent of police (SP) Mohit Chawla on June 25, the people's campaign for socio-economic equity in Himalayas (PCSEEH) convener Balak Ram, has brought the alleged discrimination while serving the food by Murah government primary school.

The PCSEEH convener said the movement had submitted reports to state government and NHRC, New Delhi, on a few government schools of Seraj segment in Mandi and Kangra districts where school authorities served mid-day meals to scheduled castes and scheduled tribe students separately from upper castes students.

“The school authorities give food to Dalit students after serving upper caste students. Moreover, Dalit students are made to sit in separate rows. It is discrimination and violation of human rights,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mandi SP confirmed the registration of an FIR and said that a deputy superintendent rank police officer had been appointed to investigate the matter.