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Haryana's 100-pointer school admission form creates flutters

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

School students in have been asked to fill a lengthy admission form giving details like whether they are suffering from genetic disorders or their parents are engaged in any "unclean occupation", prompting the opposition to hit out at the

Students above primary classes have also been asked to mention their and their parents' numbers, parents' occupation and educational qualification in the admission form.

The form also seeks 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".

Commenting on the development, the said the BJP-led was indulging in "racial and religious profiling".

Senior in a series of tweets said, "(Manohar Lal Khattar) Govt issues a 100 point Students Admission Form. It is really a Surveillance of Parents/Students Form.

"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 become mandatory for school admission?," he said in another tweet.

Surjewala demanded that the state department withdraw the order and tender an apology to the parents.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 10:25 IST