Dalit Students forced to clean toilet by Headmistress (Code: TN-VPM-2015-036, Date: 18-Jun-2015 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths
Case code TN-VPM-2015-036
Case year 18-Jun-2015
Type of atrocity Discrimination or harassment or insult or denying or limiting access to opportunities in any educational institutions, hospital, dispensary and Primary Health centre
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Fact finding date Not recorded

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Case incident date 18-Jun-2015
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Villupuram Town
Complaint date 31-Dec-1969
FIR date 31-Dec-1969

Case brief

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Mr. Jagadesh (20) S/o Nadaraj belongs to Dalit community, resides at Marangiur village and post, Thirukovilur Taluk, Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu. He is studying percussion instrument at District Music School at Villupuram. Mr. Pradhap (18) S/o Sekar (late) belongs to Dalit community,  reside at Athur colony, Tindivanam Taluk of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu. He is studying Vocal class in same school. The school does not have sanitary workers, so the administration was making some of students to do cleaning the toilet. There headmistress Kalaiarasi was allegedly treating the Dalit students unfairly and use to force only them to clean the rest room. This incident come to light on june 16, when some of the students, who could not tolerate their Dalit counterparts forced to clean the toilet took a photograph of two students cleaning the toilet by using a mobile phone and circulated through whatsapp. The Management had threatened to issue TC if tell to outsider.

After the incident Mr. Gunasekaran Assistant Director of Reginal Art and Culture Department came to inquire into the incident He too is to have threatened the students by warning them not to tell outsiders, about the incident. Gunasekaran reportedly threatened to lodge a police complaintagainst the students if they spoke to outsider.

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