Saturday, October 23, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Kids denied admission in anganwadi centre

kids denied admission in anganwadi centre

Jajpur (Orissa), Oct 20 Two children belonging to dalit community were
allegedly denied admission at the anganwadi school at Oddiso village
in Orissa's Jajpur district.

The incident came to light after victims mother brought it to the
notice of the authorities.

According to the complaint filed with the secretary, Women and Child
Development department and a copy of which was also given to the
district collector by Tulasi Sethy of Oddiso village stated that her
children were denied admission into the village Anganwadi centre as
they belong to Dalit community.

Jajpur Collector Pramod Kumar Mohanty said an enqiry into the incident
has been ordered.

The Anganwadi worker being an upper caste lady allegedly declined to
admit the duo on the ground of untouchability.

- (Agencies)

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