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Haryana Dalit Girl’s Face Blackened, Made to Go Around School 

A protest was led by Bahujan Samaj Party leader Bajrang Indal.

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An incident of harassment against a Dalit girl has been reported from a private school in Haryana’s Hisar district on Tuesday, 10 December. The girl’s face was smeared in black and she was made to go around the school as a form of punishment for not faring well in an exam.

The girl aged nine years is a Class 4 student who wasn’t able to score the minimum eight marks in her 10-mark English exam. Following this, her class teacher blackened her face and made her go to every classroom as a punishment, reported The Hindu.

While the incident occurred on Thrusday, 5 December, an FIR was registered on Monday, 9 December.

Hisar Police Spokesperson Vikas Kumar said that an FIR has been lodged under the SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act and Juvenile Justice Act.
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A protest was led by Bahujan Samaj Party leader Bajrang Indal.

“The treatment meted out to a Dalit student in a private school by a teacher was shocking. The teacher had allegedly punished around five students in a similar manner, but they did not come forward to lodge a complaint.”
Vikas Kumar, Hisar Police Spokesperson as quoted by The Hindu

(With Inputs from The Hindu.)

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