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Dalit college student accuses dept head of casteist slur


Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, Apr 6:

A 21-year-old student of Samanta Chandra Sekhar (SCS) Autonomous College, Puri on Saturday submitted a petition to the Chief Secretary of Odisha, the Principal Secretary of the Higher Education department and the Secretary of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) department accusing caste based discrimination against his department head.

The victim Dinesh Kumar Sethi of Kalikadevisahi of Puri, who has been pursuing his final graduation degree in the college, had brought allegation against the department head for harassing him since his admission into the department.

“She used to debar me from all facilities in the department like getting seminar books, library books, drinking water, besides frequently making casteist remarks against me. She also threatened that she will ensure I fail in the exams,” Sethi said.

“I cant understand what I have done to deserve this. Is it a crime for a person from scheduled caste to aspire to higher education,” said the anguished student.

“I fought for my right and informed the four principals who had come during these years but failed to get justice from any of them. Later, I filed an FIR at Puri Town police station against the department head on February 2 this year. Under pressure, the college management committee put up an investigation report before the district administration which was found to be false- through an RTI query that proved the report submitted was not examined properly,” the harassed student said.

“Yesterday, once again I submitted a petition to district Collector and today to the Chief Secretary of Odisha, Principal Secretary of Higher Education and Secretary of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) Development to make a thorough investigation and demanded stringent action against the department head for her discriminatory mindset towards castes,” Dinesh added.

Quoting from the secretary’s reply, Dinesh said they will direct the college authority soon to make a thorough investigation into the matter.


  1. Caste will cost unity and stability of Hindustan! Please stop pushing Dalit to Islamic brotherhood!

    This evil lady need immediate Psychiatric care! or send her to Tihar jail for safety and security!

  2. My dear Dinesh,

    The upper caste Hindus consider dalit getting education in the first place and higher education blasphemy. Ambitious young men and women like you, with higher education, are threat to their monopoly of opportunity and privileges.

    They do not consider how much you can contribute to the well-being of the country.


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