Caste discrimination and mid-day meal: A social media video sparks debate

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A recent video circulated on social media circles has sparked a debate about the still prevalent caste discrimination in the country. In the video, it can be seen that a couple of students are segregated from the rest of the students in school while eating the mid-day meal. When the person taking the video asks the principal the reason for this, he blames the caste hierarchies.

 

Uttar Pradesh State Commission for protection of child rights has sought a report from the Ballia district administration over this debate. Various political leaders have also expressed their dismay over this issue. It is sad to see that in a country where the idea of equality and equity is primary to bring all the citizens together, the caste-based discrimination still exists despite having dire consequences by the act of law.

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