Jaipur school cook dismissed for caste discrimination

A woman cook was on Monday removed from a government school in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district after she allegedly threw away the midday meal touched by a girl student who belonged to a lower caste, the school principal said.

The action was taken after a video went viral on the social media in which the Class 8 girl, belonging to the Meghwal community, is purportedly shown narrating the incident of the caste-based discrimination against her.

“The cook tendered her apology for discriminating against the girl, but the locals were not pacified and wanted action against her. Therefore, a decision was taken to remove her,” said Sushil Arya, principal of Government Girls Higher Primary School-Utarda, Udaipur.

On July 2, Kamla Vaishnav had allegedly misbehaved with the girl for touching the midday meal cooked in the school because of her lower caste antecedents.

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