Dalit students barred from Ganesh Puja

Kendrapada: The dalit students of Kendrapada district’s Bande Mataram School in Andhara area were allegedly barred from participating in the Ganesh Puja by the teachers of the school. The students have reportedly complained about this discrimination made against them to the district SP.

According to reports, a teacher from the school allegedly made some casteist remark against these students and didn’t allow them to be a part of the puja. The teacher further abused the students.

As per sources, the students complained about the incident to the head master of the school who instead of taking any action against the teacher admonished the students.

Pattamundai DSP has been assigned to look into the matter.

Meanwhile, the accused teachers remained unavailable for response.