MP: Missionary school punishes student for chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ in school assembly

On Wednesday, November 2, a student was allegedly punished by his teachers namely Justin sir and Jasmeena Khatun for chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogan after the school assembly. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the Christ Senior Secondary School in Guna, Madhya Pradesh.

The incident, however, only came to light on Thursday after the family members and a few social organisations staged a protest in front of the school campus.

News agency ANI shared a snippet where parents and members of social outfits gathered outside the Christ Senior Secondary School in Guna earlier today and recited the Hanuman Chalisa to protest against the punishment meted out by the school teachers.

The victim student reportedly told the media what transpired in the school on Wednesday, “After the national anthem I raised a slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, in the meantime, Justin sir came, he asked me to come out of the line and said, what are you saying, go to the Father. After that, my Hindi teacher came and asked me to meet the class teacher. When I met the class teacher, she said that I should raise it at home”.

“After that, I reached the classroom. One of my classmates has been chosen as vice-captain of the red house so my class teacher, Jasmeena Khatun said that one boy is making the class proud and I am tarnishing the class’s name. After that, ma’am made me sit on the ground for the next four periods,” he added.

The mother of the traumatised child told the media, “He came back home and locked himself in a room. He did not eat food and started crying. After that, he narrated the entire story, following which I told the entire incident to his father.”

The principal of the school, meanwhile, has refuted the allegation. Father Thomas defended his school teacher’s actions by pinning the blame on the student. He claimed that the boy did not raise the slogan for patriotism, but more for entertainment. A disciplinary committee meeting will be arranged, and the issue will be resolved, he added.

Guna ADM Virendra Singh Baghel also responded to the incident. He said, “A few parents and some organisations are protesting outside the school after a student was reportedly punished over chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. DEO has taken statements. FIR will be registered on the basis of complaints that are being given.”

Following the uproar, the school administration released a circular stating that such instances will not be repeated in the future. ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ will be chanted after the national anthem, it said.

Source: OpIndia

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