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Not aware of circular against caste bands in school: Minister


School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan on Thursday said that the recent circular by his department banning the use of caste-identifying wrist bands by students was issued without knowledge of the department.

Parrying questions from the media on the issue after attending the Independence Day celebrations at an event here, he said the circular issued by the department to all Chief Educational Officers was not initiated by the department. “The order from the Adi Dravidar (and Tribal) Welfare department was simply forwarded by our department,” he said.

Desisting from clarifying whether his statement meant that there will be no ban ...


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