Naga Students’ Union Alleges Discrimination Against Christian STs At St Stephen’s College Citing Higher Cut-Offs

Naga Students’ Union Alleges Discrimination Against Christian STs At St Stephen’s College Citing Higher Cut-OffsSt. Stephen’s College, Delhi University (M Zhazo/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Naga Students’ Union of Delhi has communicated a letter to the principal of St Stephen’s College alleging that Christian Scheduled Tribe (ST) applicants were being discriminated against due to higher cut off requirements compared to other Christian groups, reports The Hindu.

“It is evident that there is high discrimination against students falling under Christian ST category where the cut-off marks have been kept much higher than the other Christian groups (other than Church of North India),” read the letter.

The group mentioned a number of courses as examples where the discrepancy was apparent; Christian ST students had a cut off of 96 per cent for the BA course, while it was only 88 per cent for Christian Others. Similarly, in the BSc programme, the cut off for Christian STs was 90 per cent while it was only 81.66 per cent for Christian Others.

The Naga Students’ Union also said that the differences in cut off were against Christian ethics and were dividing the Christian community into different categories.