School Incharge Suspended For Segregating Hindu, Muslim Students in Delhi’s Wazirabad
The school in-charge of a New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) school in Delhi's Wazirabad on Wednesday, 10 October, was suspended after being found guilty of segregating students on the basis of religion.
A preliminary investigation was carried out by the Delhi government after a news report alleged that Hindu and Muslim students were being separated into different sections.
The probe and the suspension followed the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) demanding a report on the allegations.
The Indian Express first reported that a section of teachers employed by the NDMC had alleged that a primary school in Wazirabad was segregating the Hindu and Muslim students.
Education Dept to Enquire Into Matter
“The matter is very serious. It may damage the social fabric of the country. I have asked the director of the Education Department to inquire into the matter, and submit the report by Friday.”Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi told PTI
Following this, the Education Department of the BJP-led NDMC directed a senior official to visit and inspect its school in Wazirabad area.
“The director of the Education Department has already instructed a senior official from the zonal office to visit the school and look into the allegation as reported.”A source told PTI
The primary school falls in Wazirabad area of north Delhi and is administered by the NDMC. The area comes under the Civil Lines Zone of the civic body.
Municipal School Teachers Shocked
All municipal corporation-run schools in Delhi are primary schools. Teachers in other municipal schools expressed their shock over the reports.
"Schools, primary level no less, should be kept away from politics, and religion and caste matters should not be mentioned, for a balanced growth of a child. When a student enters a school, he or she is not a Hindu, Muslim or Sikh or Christian, but an Indian and that is how we should educate them," a teacher in a civic school in Karol Bagh told PTI.
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