Separate water pot for dalit teacher in Gujarat school
AHMEDABAD: In a shocking case of untouchability, a 46-year-old dalit teacher in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district was served a notice by the principal of the go nment school simply because he drank water from a pitcher “reserved” for three of his upper-caste colleagues.
Two weeks after the dalit teacher lodged an FIR ag inst the discrimination, he was transferred to another go nment school on Wednesday.
In his FIR filed at the Chotila police station on August 14, Kanhaiyl Baraiya, the dalit teacher working at Piyava Sarkari Prathmik Sh-2 in Surendranagar district, had accused the principal of caste discrimination, criminal intimidation and inciting hatred ag inst him.
Baraiya alleged discrimination by the principal, Mansang Rathod, from the very day he assumed charge at the school two years ago. He said he chose to remain silent all this while in the interest of students.
“The school principal allotted two pitchers — one for me as I belong to the Valmiki community and one for the other three teachers, who hail from Koli Patel and Darbar communities,” Baraiya said in the FIR.
Teacher threatened for resisting diktat
Baraiya alleged that when Rathod came to know that he was drinking water from the other pitcher, he slapped a notice on him on July 3. “You are a teacher belonging to the Valmiki community. Do not drink water from the pitcher of ‘savarna' (upper caste) teachers,” the notice read.
When Baraiya resisted the inhuman treatment, he was not only threatened by Rathod but the parents of students too threw a fit by forcing a shutdown of the school for a day on August 21. They insisted they did not want an “untouchable” to teach their wards. Baraiya alleged that the parents prested after some staff members told them that he was from the Valmiki community.
Baraiya, who has been a go nment teacher since 2002, alleged in the FIR that he was subjected to increased discrimination ever since he objected to the principal’s direction to fraudulently mark attendance of his relative’s child some weeks ago. He alleged that Rathod started abusing him with casteist remarks in front of teachers and students.
Reshmi Roy•2 hours ago
India is only for upper caste hindus i am wondering how much economic development they contribute
Shilpa•2 hours ago
just shame on teachers...where we are
Sujeet•2 hours ago
if principal doesn't allow his dalit colleague to drink water from common pitcher. you can imagine , how sincerely and honestly these biased minds teaches poor dalit children. This is also a fact that in govt school 75% teachers belongs to upper caste and 95% students are dalits. Biased mind can't train dalit children honestly. For poor performance of dalit students these 75 % upper cast teacher's are responsible.
Ronak Desai•3 hours ago
For getting jobs they them self will shout that they are from lower caste and for rest everything “we want equality” ..... He shouldnt even be there as a teacher... he got the job because of reservation and have taken away job from a derserving candidate!!!
Dr Ajay Nihni•3 hours ago
If there is substance in the story strict n exemplary action should be taken ag inst the concerned.,This discrimination is unacceptable n praise be to the individual for rising up n raising the issue.
Balbhadra Dhagat•Bhopal•3 hours ago
Cultivation of the Principal''s mind is overdue.
Mukesh•3 hours ago
Human is not proper name for such discriminators, Other name must be used for them.
Sanjay• Ronak Desai•2 hours ago
Retards like you are fit for jail.
Yogesh•3 hours ago
This news is all about the misuse of Dalit tag by an individual and blown out by the media.
Truth• Rkrishnan Kinattukara•3 hours ago
not deserve to be human being.. how can you say that??
SK KT•3 hours ago
Put all discriminating villagers, principal, and students behind bars.
Rkrishnan•3 hours ago
Even I like to use my own water bottle.
Shabir•3 hours ago
my dear friend...this is one of the reasons why we are still having a tag of develo nation......there is always a discrimination in the name of cast,re gion and......,we can always make our side positive and pray for rest to get wisdom.......,jai hind.....
Sameer•Pune•3 hours ago
The BJP will say so what it happened even during Congress time no????
Jawahar Thadhani•4 hours ago
Modis gujerat has the worst record for practising untouchability and crimes ag inst dalits.,BJP and Modi are totally ag inst dalits and minorities.This is widely known
Work is Worship•4 hours ago
Can WE ALL PLEDGE that GOING FORWARD WE WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE LIKE THIS. This is VERY COMMON with domestic help/ rickshaw pullers/drivers, etc. We treat them as inferior beings.
Work is Worship•4 hours ago
RIDICULOUS. UNJUSTIFIED. INHUMAN.
Mukesh• Vilas Zure•3 hours ago
Duffer reservation is entered because of such discrimination..
Sunil Nair•4 hours ago
IT''S ALL BECAUSE OF RSIS, BHRAHMANISM CULT & OCCULT, MODDI AND AMEET SHAAH ALL THIS COMMUNAL PEOPLE DIVIDED IINDIA ALONG THE CASTE LINES.....SPREADING VENOMS, HATREDISM AND ENEMITY AMOONG EACH OTHER........NOW ALL WILL SUFFER BY "DIVIDE AND RULE" TECHNIQUES OF THIS BJIP.....VERY GOOD
Sandeep Mandal•Mumbai•4 hours ago •Follow
A village has decided not to sell houses to dalits and mus ms in model state Gujarat(where else)