In an alarming display of caste-based discrimination, a school mistress in India ordered that several low-caste children be purified by being sprinkled with cow urine.
In India, cows are considered sacred by Hindus and the urine of these cows is viewed as a purifier.
Implications - According to the local police chief Suresh Sagar, the incident is currently being investigated. Although case-based discrimination was outlawed by India's constitution in 1950, it still remains prevalent in some areas of the country. Let's hope that incidents like this become increasingly rare as time goes on, as no one deserves to be marginalized for being born. This is especially true when talking about innocent young children.