Haryana schools ask children if parents are into 'unclean occupation': Shocking news

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New Delhi : Shocking news from Haryana reveals that students in Haryana have been asked to fill up a lengthy admission form giving details about whether they are suffering from genetic disorders or their parents are involved in any "unclean occupation". The news has prompted the opposition to punch on the state government.

It has been revealed that students above primary classes have been asked to mention their and their parents' Aadhaar numbers, parents' occupation and educational qualification in the admission form. The form also include questions to know "whether parents of students are engaged in unclean occupation, whether they are income tax payees, their religion and caste details, genetic disorder, if any, besides students' bank details".

Talking about the development, the Congress said the BJP-led state government was indulging in "racial and religious profiling". Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala in a series of tweets said, "Khattar (chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar) Govt issues a 100 point Students Admission Form. It is really a Surveillance of Parents/Students Form. Khattar Govt does it again. Students labelled as 'untouchables' & their parents occupation as 'unclean'. Height of insanity is the kind of pvt info of parents being sought. Calling vocation of parents unclean is absurd," he said.

"Govt, taking a cue from NaMo App, issues a 100 pointer student admission form. Since when has Aadhaar become mandatory for school admission?," he said in another tweet. Congress leader Surjewala demanded that the state education department should withdraw the order and mention an apology to the parents of the students.