TN Forest Minister Makes A Tribal Boy Remove His Slippers, Twitter Calls It VVIP Arrogance

We are in the 21st century and alas, despite the hard work of social reformers since independence, social evils like untouchability and discrimination still prevail in India.

One such instance of bigotry came to light when footage of Tamil Nadu’s Forest Minister Dindigul C Sreenivasan surfaced on social media recently. The minister was on a visit to a temple at the inauguration of the rejuvenation camp for captive elephants in Theppakadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) located in the Nilgiris, reports DNA.

The viral video of the minister shows him asking the boy from a tribal community to remove his shoe’s buckle so that he can enter the temple. “Come here… come here…buckle…remove this buckle…” the minister said. He allegedly did so as he was having back pain, reports News 18.

The minister’s actions did not go down well with the netizens and ultimately he was at the receiving end of backlash.

Politicians are to inspire and motivate the public. Such an act of utter arrogance from people in higher positions is downright insensitive and disappointing. What are your thoughts on the matter? Tell us!