There may be many, going on like these unnoticed!Recently it came to the notice of the administration in Bihar. It was highlighted by the local media and being probed to know more about it. A government-run school in one of the districts is discriminating against the students by providing different classrooms to students based on religions and castes. It's easily understood how it is done, but just for making it more clear I am elaborating it a little bit. For a particular class, the upper caste students are sitting in Section A, the Muslim students are sitting in Section B, students of lower castes are sitting in Section C and so on. This is going on for quite some time and surprisingly the attendance register of the students also have their castes mentioned in them with bold fonts.
The school authorities tried to justify this by saying that because of the different schemes of the government for different castes, they have segregated the students in this way so that it will be much easier for them to implement those schemes. Earlier also, another school in the same district was found teaching students English alphabets with a discriminatory attitude. We have learned 'B for Bat, C for Cat'. In that school, the students were taught B for Brahmin, C for Chamar and different alphabets denoting different castes. Punitive measures have been taken against those teachers and now this is the new one recently surfaced.
If these deplorable acts continue in different parts of the country where the children learn to discriminate since the beginning, can we think of any progress in the country? No strong words are enough to condemn these shameless attitudes.