Dalit students allegedly made to sit near stable during PM Modi’s live telecast, probe ordered
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Dalit students allegedly made to sit near stable during PM Modi’s live telecast, probe ordered

A handwritten anonymous complaint purportedly written by students is in circulation on social media. The note says a teacher forced them to sit at a place outside the room used for keeping horses.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2018 23:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Shimla
Pariksha Pe Charcha,Narendra Modi,Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an interactive session-'Pariksha Par Charcha' with school and college students at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, on February 16.(PTI Photo)

A day after Kullu deputy commissioner ordered a magisterial probe taking cognisance of reports of Dalit students being made to sit separately in ‘a place meant for horses’ during PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha par Charcha’ on February 17, the headmaster was transferred on Monday.

Reports said, the school in Kullu’s Chestha had made arrangements for students to watch Modi’s programme at the school management committee president’s home.

A handwritten anonymous complaint was circulated on social media, which said a teacher forced students to sit in a place outside the room used for keeping horses. The complaint also alleged ‘caste discrimination’ during midday meals.

Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus took note of the complaint on Sunday and ordered a magisterial inquiry and a panel.

He added that school headmaster Rajan Bhardwaj was relieved from duty and attached to the directorate in Shimla. “Disciplinary action has already been initiated against the headmaster and if required, criminal liability will be fixed against him,” he added.

The headmaster has also reportedly tendered an apology.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 20:35 IST