Villagers protest against a Dalit cook in school

Written by: Mamatha
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Lucknow, Jul 12: Angry parents rioted outside a school in Uttar Pradesh when they came to know that the cook who prepared food for school children was a dalit in Ramabai Nagar district.

A newly constructed government middle school in Ramabai Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, refused to eat the food cooked by Shanti, a Dalit cook in the school.

This school has nearly 191 students, in which the majority is of upper castes students. When the students came to known that Shanti is a dalit, they complained to their parents.

Angry Villagers came out and attacked the administration with stones. Mean while the school principal Maan Singh, fled from the spot.

"We don't want any mid day meal or any education, where the food is prepared by a dalit. This is against our culture," said an angry villager.

"These children will go out to study in other schools like even if they get food there or not, but they will not study here," said Biru Dubey, an angry villager.

A case has been registered. Shanti, a Dalit cook was hired by the school only 4 ago.

According to the 2001 census Uttar Pradesh holds more number of SC and dalit population. Even after have dalit lady, Mayawati as CM for the fourth time in Up, such shameful incident has occurred.

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