UP: At This Govt School Students Bring Their Own Plates For Mid Day Meal & Sit Separately From SC, ST & Dalit Children

The Logical Indian Crew Uttar Pradesh

August 30th, 2019 / 2:26 PM

Uttar Pradesh Govt School Separate Plates

Image Credit: Pixabay (Representational)

At a primary school in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh a few students were found to be bringing their own plates for the mid-day meal. They were also found to be sitting separately from the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Dalit communities.

A few other Muslim students were also seen eating food in leaves rather than proper plates.


Students Bring Own Plates

This matter came to light when a video shot by media persons was shared widely on social media.



When asked about these incidences, the principal P Gupta of the said school said that while the school insists on students having food together without such segregation, but it seems to have less or no effect on them.

Mr Gupta said, “We make them sit in a line but they — perhaps they get taught that at home — display slight discrimination.”

In the video recorded, Mr Gupta tells the reporter, pointing towards a stack of plates in a distance and saying that the few students (identified as Muslims) seen eating off leaf plates do so despite availability of plates, implying that the concept of lower self-esteem is ingrained into the minds of these students.

Responding to allegations of caste discrimination and segregation, District Magistrate of Ballia said that the reports were incorrect. He, however, said that a detailed probe will be conducted into the matter.

BSP supremo Mayawati took to Twitter to criticise the practice and asked for strict action against enablers of this ‘condemnable’ behaviour.



Other Cases Of Caste Discrimination

This is not the lone case of reported caste discrimination. In just last few weeks, many such disturbing stories have come to fore.

In many government schools in Tamil Nadu students have been wearing different colour threads on their wrists to indicate the caste they belong to.

BJP leader H Raja called the ban on this practice to be ‘anti-Hindu’. He also asked the government whether they would dare to do the same with any other religion.

However, the more worrying factor of the whole incident was that children themselves and their parents insisted on wearing these threads. There have been reports on children from ‘lower castes’ being identified on the basis of these threads and getting assaulted.


Also Read: [Video] Upper Caste Deny Dead To Be Carried Through Their Land, Dalits Airdrop The Body To Crematorium


Contributors

Written by : Shraddha Goled

Edited by : Shweta Kothari

Related Stories

Mid Day Meal Assam Protest

Mid-Day Meal Volunteers of Assam Protest Against Outsourcing Kitchens To NGOs

Karnataka: Over 60 Primary School Students Fall Sick After Consuming Mid-Day Meal

Midday Meal, Malnourished, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath

Primary School Children Served “Turmeric-Rice” For Mid-Day Meal In Uttar Pradesh

Babita Tade Amitabh Bachchan

Meet Babita Tade, A Mid-Day Meal Cook Who Won 1 Cr In Kaun Banega Crorepati

Mid-Day Meal Scam: 28 Held For Illegally Selling Food Grains Meant For School Children In UP

Salt-Roti Mid-day meal Uttar Pradesh Journalist

UP Police Books Journalist After He Exposes Salt-Roti Being Served As Mid-Day Meal At Govt School

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Detained For Over 110 Days Under PSA, Farooq Abdullah Named On A Defence Panel By Centre

News

Chhattisgarh Panchayat Penalises Gang-Rape Survivor Rs 5,000 For Going To Cops, Bringing Disrepute To Village

News

State-Run Banks Disbursed Over ₹2.5 Trillion In Loans In October: Finance Ministry

News

Kerala: 10-Yr-Old Girl Dies Of Snakebite In School; Teachers, Doctors Accused Of Negligence

Exclusive

ABVP Protests Against JNU Fee Hike, Demands Dissolution Of High-Level Committee Formed By HRD Ministry

Fact Check

Fact Check: Viral Photo Of Ranu Mondal’s Makeover Is Fake, Makeup Artist Shares Real Pictures

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.