Wednesday, July 6, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Teacher trying to incite caste row: Dalit HM

Teacher trying to incite caste row: Dalit HM

P Krishnaswamy
Express News Service
Last Updated : 03 Jul 2011 11:25:14 AM IST

MADURAI: A school headmaster in Madurai district has accused a teacher
in his school of encouraging caste discrimination among students and

A Chandran, a Dalit, who heads the panchayat union middle school at
Chitoor of Kallikudi panchayat union, in his complaint to the Chief
Secretary said, Girija (40), wife of Ramu, an English teacher, was a
caste Hindu and had been insulting him. Chandran said that she had
persuaded caste Hindu parents of 17 students to take their children
out of the school saying that it was an insult for them to send their
children to a school where the headmaster was a Dalit.

The headmaster said that he had the bureau of the office locked, since
all documents pertaining to the school were kept in it. But Girija had
quarrelled with him saying that it was not his private property and
that every teacher had access.

Chandran also said that the school had arranged a tour for students in
March this year. Girija had spoken to him over phone and said that she
would want to bring her son, studying in another school for the tour.
He had told her that this was meant for the children of the middle
school and not outsiders.

Peeved by this answer, Girija had asked the parents not to send their
children for the tour. According to the complaint, she said the
children were ill-treated during the tour. The complaint further said,
during the parent-teachers meeting the same day, Girija's husband Ramu
had attempted to stab Chandran with a knife. But was overpowered.

It said, Chandran had lodged a complaint with the police and it
withdrew it later, because it would show the school in a bad light.

Chandran also said, after the incident Girija and her husband gave an
undertaking in writing that they would behave properly in future.


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