Dalit as cook in Tamil Nadu school angers parents
TIRUPUR: In yet another instance of deep-roed casteism practised in the hinterland, a group of non-dalit parents objected to a dalit cook preparing noon meal in a go nment school where their children were studying and threatened to disrupt the school’s functioning if she continued to work there.
The block development officer gave in to their pressure and cancelled the deputation order given to the cook on Wednesday. But after the dalits staged a prest on Thursday, Tirupur subcollector Shravan Kumar intervened and directed that the dalit woman continue in the same school. An FIR was registered ag inst 75 men and women of the Gounder community who prevented her from working.
PPappal of Thirumigoundenpyam in Avinashi taluk, who belonged to the arunthathiyar community, joined the noon-meal scheme service in 2006. After 19 noon-meal cooks retired from service on June 30, the revenue department issued transfer orders to many cooks, including Pappal.
来自Avinashi 税收分区Thirumigoundenpyam村的Pappal 属于arunthathiyar社群（arunthathiyar属于达利特种姓），她从2006年开始午餐厨师工作。今年6月30日，19位午餐厨师从该校退休后，税收部门向包括Pappal在内的许多厨师发出了调令。
“At my request, the authorities agreed to post me in one of two schools in my own village. When the authorities gave an oral order that I can work in the Thirumigoundenpyam go nment primary school last week, I went there. But the gounders warned me not to work in the school, and I did not join,” Pappal told TOI.
“On July 16, the authorities gave a temporary transfer order, at my request, to work in the high school in the village. When I joined work the next day, many people from the gounder community stopped me from cooking food for the noon meal,” she added.
Said M Sasik, headmistress of the school which has 75 students: “Many people, including the parents of 29 students, wanted Pappal to be transferred to some other school. They told me that they felt uncomfortable about their children taking food cooked by her. They wanted me to grant leave for their children. They submitted leave letters, as I requested, and took their children home.”
“On Thursday morning, the same people stopped us from opening the school and demanded that Pappal not be allowed to work there. So, we informed this to Avinashi block development officer VMeenakshi,” said Sasik.
Caste-based humiliation occurred often in the village, says Pappal’s husband
BDO Meenakshi said, “As the parents objected, I cancelled the deputation order given to Pappal to work in the Thirumigoundenpyam go nment high school and shifted her to the Ochampyam go nment primary school where she was working earlier.”
Pappal’s husband T C Pnisamy said it was not the first time she had been humiliated by the gounders. “When she joined service in 2006, she was stopped from working in go nment primary schools at Kandhayipyam, Vaiyyapurigoundenpudur and also at our village Thirumigoundenpyam as she was from the arunthathiyar community.” Such caste-based humiliation was common in the village which had 320 gounder families and 70 arunthathiyar families, he said.
Pappal的丈夫特T C Pnisamy说，Pappal已经不是第一次被冈德人羞辱了。“2006年她开始午餐厨师工作时，就被禁止进入Kandhayipyam和Vaiyyapurigoundenpudur 的公立小学工作，同时也被禁止在我们村的Thirumigoundenpyam学校工作，这一切都是因为她来自arunthathiyar社群（arunthathiyar属于达利特种姓）。这类种姓羞辱事件在村里很常见，村里有320户岗德家庭和70户arunthathiyar 家庭（达利特种姓）。
“That was why I joined the Ochampyam school where I did not face any opposition. As I had to travel 16 km daily and spend around ?30, I had to struggle to make ends meet with my sry of ?6,500. So, I wanted to get a transfer to my own village. But I was targeted because of my caste,” said Pappal, whose child studies in the same school.
When contacted, a member of the gounder community who did not want to be named said: “We are only ag inst Pappal working here. We are ready to accept a cook even from a dalit community if she is from another place.”
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes summoned the Tirupur collector and the superintendent of police to appear before it to expn the humiliation faced by a noon-meal cook.
原创翻译：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/45611.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Food For - 3 mins ago -Follow
Dear readers, don't believe this. This is being deliberately twisted by the media, Congress, leftists, Chr tians, missionaries, and bishops into a dalit issue for po itical mileage. In reality this woman has a notorious past in terms of character and the parents fear it might affect their children. They are not ag inst dalit.
I being a brahmin have no objection eating food from any community provided that food is of my choice, clean, hygienic served in clean utensils and in a very refreshing environment.
I usually avoid eating in roadside eateries!! when ever i go out i prefer fruits. when all options are closed i eat in roadside dhabas!! I want eat food but don't want to fall ill.
Satbeer Gujjar - 1 hour ago -Follow
Any Hindu who thinks he is upper caste and will be polluted by the influence of so called Dalits....:: .should stop living in houses and offices made by lower caste labourers....Should stop using wheat and rice and vegetables which have the sweat and blood of lower caste labourers....Should stop using equipment like fans, mobiles , cars made by lower castes in factories....Should stop following vedas, Upanishads, Bhagwat Gita complied by dalit Ved Vyas who was raised by a fisherwoman and himself married to a maid. IN SHORT, THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF CALLING THEMSELVES HINDU IF THEY FOLLOW THE ANTI HINDU SYSTEM OF HEREDITARY CASTE AND BIASED VARNA
任何自以为是高种姓又怕受所谓的达利特污染的印度教徒，就不要再住在低种姓劳动者建的房子和办公室里了，不要再吃低种姓劳动者辛辛苦苦种的小麦、大米和蔬菜了，不要再用低种姓制作的设备，比如风扇，手机和汽车了，也不要再看由达利特-Ved Vyas（Ved Vyas，是大多数印度教传统中最受尊敬的人物）编的《吠陀经》、《奥义书》和《博伽梵歌》了，Ved Vyas是由渔夫养大的，他本人还和女仆结婚了。总之，如果他们要遵循反印度教的世袭种姓制度，他们应该为自称为印度教徒而感到羞愧。
Subhendu Basak - 1 hour ago -Follow
Remove caste-ism from root. Punish those parents who boasts of their higher caste and discriminate others.
Anil Dharan - New Delhi - 1 hour ago -Follow
Funny part is that I''m sure it was non-brahmin, OBCs who were presting ag inst her.
有趣的是，我敢肯定这不是婆罗门干的，反对她的都是一些落后阶层（Other Backward Classes，简称OBCs）。
Vitusowen Susngi - shillong - 3 hours ago -Follow
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