HRC Summary - India

Several points of the summary deal with the right to education 

Point 9 : MIDRA (International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism − IMADR) and the Lutheran World Federation − LWF underline that the lack of detailed statistics on some aspects of discrimination based on caste hinders in depth analysis and targeted planning. This can lead to more discrimination against Dalits concerning the right to land, housing, health, education and employment.

10. The Society for Threatened Peoples − STP indicated that despite constitutional guarantees, scheduled tribes or adivasis have been hit by several types of discrimination over generations. Thus, the situation of these peoples concerning health, education, food security and political representation is particularly bad.

41 The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights indicated that most schools don't provide any form of sexual education and recommended that India launched a complete program on this subject in all schools, be they public or private.

45. KIIR notes that in Kashmir 80% of schools are occupied by the Indian army. Because people fear the army, they don't want to send their children to school. AAI mentions that although law forbids the hand removal of excrements since 1993, this is still practiced by 1,2 million people. As soon as families stop the practice, they are refused the aid for schooling of their children which is provided by the program for the children of families practicing unhealthy pofessions. Thus, some children must give up school, especially girls.

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