Dalits still oppressed
It was shocking to know that students were asked not to eat meals cooked by a Dalit woman cook in a primary school of Madhya
This malice of untouchability is indeed a blot on a democratic country like India. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi untouchability is a sin against God and man and is, therefore, like a poison slowly eating into the very vitals of mankind.
No doubt the culprits of this incident are teachers. It is obvious that students of Primary Schools are like buds. As they are taught so they will imbibe.
Hence, it is imperative that teachers should teach students lessons on untouchability, tolerance, and message of humanity and fraternity so that such trends of untouchability and intolerance may die away and an atmosphere of peace and amity may come up in the country as a whole.
Obaidur Rahman Nadwi, Lucknow
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