Two days after NDTV ran the story of a dalit teacher denied a chair at her school in Bihar's Gopalgunj district, allegedly on the grounds of caste, the District Magistrate has taken note and promised action in the case. (Read: Teacher not allowed to use chair because of caste)
The teacher, Seema Kumari, met with the DM yesterday and submitted a written complaint in the matter.
The DM has now called a meeting with district education officials, and asked the principal of Seema's school to be present at the meeting, likely to be held in a day or two.
Seema sits on the floor while she's coaching her students. In her classroom, there is no chair for her. "I am from a lower caste. That's why they don't let me sit on a chair. I have gone through a lot of agony because of this discrimination," she says, matter-of-factly.
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