Dalit student thrashed by school teacher for touching mid-day meal in Jodhpur

Oct 3, Jodhpur: A Dalit student was thrashed by a government school teacher on Saturday for touching mid-day meal plate school served in his school in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This is yet another shocking incident of untouchability meted out to young students in school. The cruelty did not end here, students from Dalit background are also asked to clean rooms and toilets of schools.

According to a Samacharplus Report, students are forcefully asked to clean school premises in Rajasthan as they do not employ sanitation workers. One of the Schedule Class students, who was cleaning rooms said, ”Our teacher say that we will have to clean the grounds, classrooms and toilets of the school as they don’t have sanitation employees and we are studying here so we have to do this. The teachers also threat to give us the ‘TC’ (Transfer Certificate) if we fail to obey them.”

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