‘Act against caste discrimination in schools’

  • | Wednesday | 14th August, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu School Education department has instructed all Chief Education Officers to identify and take action on schools that make students wear wristbands of various colours to identify their castes. The directive has been issued on complaints that the students are being discriminated on basis of caste. The student’s caste was identified based on the colour of the wristbands they were allegedly made to wear. In some schools, this band was also used to discriminate children from using common plates to eat the mid-day meals. A representation lodged by the trainee IAS officers stated that some schools in Tamil Nadu, made students wear colour coded wristbands as caste markers.

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