Too Much In­for­ma­tion

India Today - - UPFRONT -

In a deeply dis­turb­ing story, picked up on so­cial me­dia by those op­posed to the BJP and Hin­dutva pol­i­tics more gen­er­ally, school­child­ren in Haryana are ap­par­ently be­ing re­quired to fill out ad­mis­sion forms that ask if their par­ents work in “un­clean” oc­cu­pa­tions. Other in­tru­sive ques­tions in­clude list­ing Aad­haar num­bers for chil­dren and their par­ents, bank ac­count num­bers and fam­ily in­comes. A Haryana BJP spokesman claimed the in­for­ma­tion was nec­es­sary to get ed­u­ca­tional help and med­i­cal at­ten­tion to com­mu­ni­ties that need them. Oth­ers will won­der about the use of “un­clean” and the ex­tent of the de­tails sought.

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