Article 17 Right To Education

The Indian Constitution has given equal rights to all its citizens, so that all types of discrimination such as gender, caste and religion are removed.  According to the provisions of the Right to Education (RTE) 2010 all children have rights for equal treatment.  However despite this, Primary school children at Gosal village are being made by teachers to sit separately according to their caste.   Call to Action: Stop this illegal discrimination now.  We need you to call the number below.   G.D. Kanani, District Education Officer, Surendranagar District, Gujarat, Tel: +919909970219.       VV Correspondent Neeru Rathod reports about the caste discrimination at the Gosal village Primary school, Surendranagar district, Gujarat.Dalit children (lower caste) have to sit separately from other children of higher castes.  This is a practice which is actively encouraged by the teachers and principle.   Sonal a 6th class student explains how the teacher purposely sits them separately as “They discriminate against us.”   This is a long-standing tradition since ancient times that filters down to all sections of society.   Our Correspondent Neeru tried to arrange a meeting with the school Principle, however he was uncooperative and does not allow things to change.   Today, you can help the downtrodden children of GosalVillage receive their equalityACT NOW!   Watch more videos like this by clicking on this link.   ARTICLE 17 A Campaign to End Untouchability ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Schedule Castes, (the government body that is constitutionally appointed to direct and implement the safeguards against untouchability), to prosecute cases of untouchability. Community Correspondents across the country are documenting video testimonies of different forms of untouchability. We want to give viewers the responsibility, as witnesses, to end this age-old oppression once and for all. Sign the petition being sent to the NationalCommission on Scheduled Castes.   It has helped bring positive impact to this situation in various villages as outlinedhere.

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