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Tamil Nadu schools ban children from applying tilak, tying sacred thread and adding caste before their names

The Tamil Nadu government is soon going to take strict action against students applying tilak and wearing Kalava in their hands in schools. With this, no student will be able to add his caste to his name. Chief Minister MK Stalin has taken this decision because caste dispute has increased in the schools of the state. Let us tell you that a year ago, the committee constituted regarding the caste dispute has completed its investigation report of 610 pages.

In the year 2023, the committee constituted under the chairmanship of retired Justice K. Chand of Madras High Court has given its proposal to CM MK Stalin. It is worth noting that in the month of August last year, in a school in Nanguneri, Tirunelveni, a brother-sister pair of Scheduled Caste community was attacked by students of other caste due to caste discrimination. After this the dispute increased a lot. After this the government formed a committee regarding this and asked to resolve it.

The committee gave many suggestions

The committee has given many suggestions to remove caste discrimination in its recommendations to the Chief Minister. The committee proposed to ban students from wearing caste-indicating wrist bands, rings, forehead marks (tilak) in schools. The report also said that if a child does not follow these rules, then necessary action should be taken against him. Their parents or guardians should be informed about this. Apart from this, it was also suggested that the employees and teachers of high school and higher secondary school should be transferred from time to time so that their dominance does not remain.

Appointment of school welfare officer

Along with this, the report said that a school welfare officer should be appointed in every secondary school with more than 500 students. Along with this, strict rules should be made to stop the use of school and college premises to spread communal or caste-related messages through drills and parades. Apart from this, compulsory programs should be conducted for students from class 6 to 12 on caste discrimination, sexual harassment, violence and laws like SC/ST Act.