Bihar School Under Scrutiny For Segregating Kids Based on Religion

The principal of a school in Bihar’s Vaishali area has come under the scrutiny of the Bihar government for allegedly segregating students on the basis of religion and caste.

According to the Hindustan Times report, government-run GA Higher Secondary School in Lalganj had been allegedly segregating Hindu and Muslim students into different sections, while there were separate classrooms for Dalits, OBCs and upper castes.

The attendance register for students were also separate as per religion and caste, according to the Hindustan Times.

"“From many years, the system of division of classroom on the basis of caste and religion is existing in the GA Higher Secondary School at Lalganj in Vaishali district. Separate classrooms were allotted for the students belonging to the upper castes, OBCs and Dalits. Similarly, there are also separate sections and rooms for students belonging to Hindu and Muslim communities at the school.” " - Rajeev Roshan, District Magistrate, Vaishali

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However, school Principal Meena Kumari said such a segregation was made to ensure smooth working and implementation of different schemes, reported ANI.

"“There was no protest against it by parents and students. Till date no discrimination has been made in the school on the basis of caste or religious identity.” " - Meera Kumari, Principal

Outside the school, however, the students play together, come to school together and return home along with everyone, reported the Hindustan Times.

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