28 August 2007
INDIA: How AKlabya gets the Education from the Modern Dhornacharya
Suresh Mushar son of Sajjan Musahar who is resident of Ayer Musahar Ghetto, Police Station: Cholapur, block: Harahuwa, Varanasi is eight years old and student of class two. He is student of Government primary school at shivrampur. On 2 nd August 07 in the lunch-period he went to home for taking his diet, which is ten to fifteen step from his school, because mid day meal in the school is not started. When he came back to school he had not seen his bag he asked to the teacher name was Ms.Sageeta Gupta about his bag. But nobody could not tell him about his bag. Suresh was very bother about his bag till two days which has retuned by madam Sageeta on 4th august 07 from the almirah and said that Mushars-Chamar want to become judge and collector what you people will do with your schooling. After that she has beaten to Suresh very badly. Hence Suresh's mother immediately reaches to school and get rid of her child from the teacher, because the wall of Primary school and musahar ghetto are very near to each other.
The Human Right activist Mr. Vijay Bharti associated with People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) has got the information about this incident and he has organized a meeting of parents and children in Musahars ghetto to know about the behavior of teacher towards Musahar Children. Children informed to him that madam has beaten us so many times due to committed little bit mistake. More over she told that you Even she scold Children that you Mushars and Chamar people keep distance with me and you people are not allow to stand on my head. After listening all this words from their children, Mushars parents decide that why teachers have been beating our children without any reason and we should do something against them because it have bad effect on Children. They are not doing well with us because our first generation is getting education. Suresh's father complained about this incidence to DM on 9th of August 07 by the register post.
Suddenly on 10: 30 A.M. of 10 August 2007 Basic Siksha adhikari (BSA) came to shivrampur for the routine visit to school.
Human right activist Mr.Brijesh Pandey of PVCHR got the information about it. Then he understood probably, BSA came here to know that why the teacher beats the children's and how school is going on. Mushars asked to the B S A that if the primary education is free for us then why they are taking ten-rupee enrolment fee from every children and she did not gave any receipt of it. If the parent's want to take information about it, then in the sense of reply She told them that whatever would be the cost of scholar application form it would not taken from you people but you leave this money to me for that purpose.
Brijesh told that Madam Sangeeta Gupta have feeling of untouchability with Dalits and Mushars Children and call them by caste name. Sajjan Mushar inform BSA about the entire incident than BSA asked Brijesh about his introduction and caste he said that I am a Human Right Activist and by I am Brahmin and I don't believe in caste system. BSA ask Brijesh you have taken responsibility of them and how many people are engage with you, than Brijesh introduced people who belong to Chamar community. Then principle said to BSA that these people are creating problem to us and always insist Mushars for their right. After that BSA said to Brijesh and other people go away from here other wise I will send you in jail in case of breaking gate and doing violence, then you will forget about your Human Right after that BSA went to visit another primary school of same village.
Meantime Brijesh and Sijjan Mushar follow BSA to another school of same village. After seeing both of them BSA loose his tempered and scold him that if you do not accept caste discrimination, then you will have to drink water from Mushars hand, than Brijesh told him that you are saying only drink to water but I can also eat food with them in same plate. Then BSA asks Sajjan Mushar to give Brijesh water and sugar, and let see he drinks or not. Brijesh ate sugar and drank water. BSA and other people who were present at that time laugh at him. BSA said that by birth you are Brahmin but you have destroyed your religion in the name of Human Right.
BSA scolds Sajjan Mushar and asked his name then sajjan informed him about the entire incident how badly Madam has bitten his son Suresh, then BSA listen him and said if Children will not be bitten by teacher then how they will learn to read and write more ever if they will not live in discipline they will try to escape from school.
Now the question arise that in district BSA is responsible for the education of primary school if they support caste system instead of providing free education and yet taking registration fee. Then also BSA support teachers and he is satisfied with their work. Then Vijay Bharti unite with the community people and talk to Principle in the reference of education, she said that people are giving money to us in the respect of Guru than we accept It, if this is the reason then you should return money.
This is very serious matter in Human Right Commission, Honorable Court, National Child Commission, where Primary education is free for every children without any caste or creed. The main aim of 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan" (education for all) is that every child have full right of education therefore they can associate and get the fundamental right of education. If they are taking 10 rupees from every child as registration fee, yet it has been complained to BSA but he has not taken any action against them.
In Constitution of India have security against the caste discrimination. Our Constitution formed 57 years ago but till now there is no implementation of Fundamental Right. The right mentions in constitution are for our welfare. We use those Right but implement it according to own desire.
Apart from the Constitution section 21 and 21A, Dalit rights have been snatching continuously due to Caste Discrimination. For conservation of Dalit right, there is SC/ST Act, but this Act not implement properly.
Shivrampur is Ambedkar Village where Mushar child Suresh was badly bitten and insulted by the teacher due to caste discrimination. In same campus there is statue of Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar, which means statue is only for decoration but don't his view. Ambedkar village or Lohia village are only a part of politics or try to follow their ideal view. BSA knows that Shivrampur is Ambedkar village than also he there is caste discrimination. Sister Mayawati, Chief Minister of UP has to consider more in the reference of Ambedkar village and give direction to Officer in this reference.
Article 5 of Universal Human right declaration, the article 3,6,28 and37 of United Nation Child right convention is against it. Honorable Supreme Court clearly explain in bonded Muktti Morcha vs. Government of India (1997,10SCC 549) that child should be the main center of any development plan and Honorable Supreme Court in case of Menka Gandhi vs. Government of India (AIR 198,SC-597) declares that life should be free from fear and danger. In case of Parent form for meaningful education vs. Government of India Delhi high Court (AIR 2001 DELHI-221) clearly explain that during education child should not be scold or bitten by teacher it is unlawful
Conclusion after many Research education of the child should be in fearless environment other wise the child will be mentally retards and always be fearful.
Please send a letter to the relevant authorities, to the District Magistrate Varanasi in particular, and others listed below, urging them to take immediate action to arrest the alleged perpetrators and provide protection to the victims. Please ensure that strong disciplinary/criminal action is taken against responsible officials who have failed in their duty to take action and investigate the case.
Please write to follows:
1. Ms. Veena Kumari
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Fax: 91 5422501450
2. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Government of India
5th Floor, Loknayak Bhawan
New Delhi 110003
Tel: + 91 11 2462 0435
Fax: + 91 11 2462 5378
3. Ms. Mayawati
Chief Minister's Secretariat
Fax: + 91-522-2230002/2239234
4.Justice A.P. Mishra
Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission
6-A Kalidass Marg
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Tel: +91 52 2272 6742
Fax: +91 52 2272 6743
5. Shri Justice A. S. Anand
National Human Rights Commission of India
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg
Tel: +91 11 23074448
Fax: +91 11 2334 0016
6. Ms. Hina Jilani
Special Representative of the Secretary General for human rights defenders
Att: Ben Majekodunmi
1211 Geneva 10,
Tel: +41 22 917 93 88
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
7. Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo
Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Att: Ms. Julie De Riviero
1211 Geneva 10
Tel: +41 22 917 9177
Fax: +41 22 917 9006 (general)
8. Mr. Doudou Diene
Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Rue des Paquis 52, Geneva
Tel: +41 22 9179271
Fax: +41 22 9179050
With warm regards,
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