Authorities of a Keralabased school have caused outrage after they issued new identity cards to their pupils which, besides the usual details like name, class, parents’ phone number, etc., also carried details of the students’ castes.
The cards were issued to students of St Agnes High School at Muttachira in Kerala’s Kottayam district on Wednesday. Shocked parents on Thursday complained to the district education officer, demanding immediate action against the school management run by the local Catholic Church.
State education minister Abdul Rubb has sought a report on the incident. The school authorities refused to comment despite repeated requests.