School student punished for wearing 'tilak' on her birthday

Wednesday 04th March 2015 06:44 EST

Secunderabad: An 11-year-old girl in Telangana was allegedly made to stand for two hours outside her school principal's room as punishment for wearing a "tilak" on her birthday. The child, a student of St Ann School in Tarnaka area of Secunderabad was so badly affected by the incident that she refused to go to school for a few days, her parents have complained to the state human rights commission. The school principal allegedly refused to listen to the explanation of the girl's mother that the child had gone to a temple for her birthday and that is why a holy mark was smeared on her forehead.

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