Muzaffarnagar, July 20 (KMS): It has been learnt that two Dalit schoolgirls were made to strip in Hapur, UP, and their uniforms were lent to upper-caste girls for a class photo.
Two Dalit schoolgirls of class IV were recently forced to take off their uniforms and lend them to upper-caste girls for a class photo. They were threatened with expulsion by their teachers when they protested. The police did not take any action. NGO Shoshit Kranti Dal later took up the issue and highlighted the matter on social media.
The father of one of the girls told the media that he is being pressured to bury the matter. He said, “Despite my complaints, no FIR has been registered against the teachers yet. I am being pressured by them as well as other villagers to remain quiet. I had filed a complaint against the teachers at the district magistrate’s office.”
Meanwhile, a UP Dalit minister resigned alleging corruption and casteism in his department.