India's Shame: Marginalized Children Still Deprive of Education

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 28 April 2014, 12:36 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: There is a famous saying that states “Children are the pillars of future society,” but are  children especially belonging to marginalized section of India molded in the right way to be the pillars of future society? Absolutely not, stated Human Rights Watch in a report entitled ‘They Say We’re Dirty’: Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized, that was recently released.
As per the report, the school management in the country is found discriminating against children from marginalized communities by denying them their right to education.

Unfortunately such cases are found in India even after the Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which applies to all children between the ages of 6 and 14. It was enacted in 2010. The text of the act recognizes discrimination as the “single most important challenge in universalizing elementary education.”

Jayshree Bajoria, India researcher and author of the report said, “India’s immense project to educate all its children risks falling victim to deeply rooted discrimination by teachers and other school staff against the poor and marginalized. Instead of encouraging children from at-risk communities who are often the first in their families to ever step inside a classroom, teachers often neglect or even mistreat them.”

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