Principal in UP Segregates Students on the Basis of Class

Acting on Complaints Principal of Seth Phulchand Bagla Inter College, segregated students based on caste.

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 Students appear for class 12th Board exams in a school, at Agartala. (Photo: PTI)

A principal in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district worked out his own “caste arithmetic”, segregating students of Class IX on the basis of their caste and appointing class teachers on a similar basis, prompting authorities to remove him.

Acting on complaints that Radhey Shyam Varshney, Principal of Seth Phulchand Bagla Inter College, a government- aided institution, had segregated students on the basis of their caste, District Magistrate Avinash Krishna Singh ordered a probe by the District Inspector of Schools (DIoS).


After the matter was found to be true, the principal was removed. Varshney had also appointed same caste teachers in the class and three of them, have also been removed from their respective posts. As per Varshney’s scheme of things, a general category teacher was appointed for a classroom having general students.

Likewise, a a scheduled caste teacher was chosen for a classroom with SC students, and an OBC teacher for OBC students.

“We had received a complaint of discrimination against Principal of Seth Phulchand Baagla Inter College for separating classes on the basis of caste. We conducted an inquiry and found that three sections – A, B, C – of Class 9 had difference in ratio over the distribution of General, SC and OBC students,”
District Magistrate Avinash Krishna Singh

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