Monday, December 19, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Teacher booked under SC\ST Atrocities Act

KARIMNAGAR, December 18, 2011
Teacher booked under SC\ST Atrocities Act
Staff Reporter

The midday meal rejection by the students of Zilla Parishad High
School in Sundaragiri village of Chigurmamidi mandal had taken a new
twist with school headmistress Vasantha lodging a complaint against a
teacher under the SC\ST Atrocities Act.

Chigurumamidi Sub-inspector Koteshwar told The Hindu on Saturday that
the ZPHS headmistress had lodged complaint against Hindi School
Assistant Satyanarayana alleging that the latter was insulting her in
the name of her caste as she belongs to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and she
secured headmistress post at a young age. She also alleged that the
teacher had instigated the students to shun the midday meals prepared
and served by the Dalits . The SI said that they had registered a

In-charge Collector and Joint Collector H. Arun Kumar while responding
to the news item published in The Hindu had instructed Karimnagar RDO,
Huzurabad DSP and DEO to conduct an inquiry and submit a report. The
Dalit representatives demanded severe action should be initiated
against the teacher for encouraging untouchability in the schools.

Inquiry conducted

DEO Purnananda Rao said that they had conducted a departmental inquiry
with the teachers and students and would submit a report to Collector
Smita Sabharwal and School Education Director for necessary action.
Lok Satta district president N Srinivas said that the representatives
of Lok Satta and other voluntary organisations would participate in
mass community lunch along the schoolchildren and educate them about
the importance of eradication of untouchability.

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