India teacher asks Muslim students “Go to Pakistan”
By News Desk
September 3, 2023 11:26 PM
An Indian teacher in Karnataka's Shivamogga district reportedly asked two Class 5 Muslim students to "go to Pakistan," following which an inquiry has been initiated.
The teacher, identified as Manjula Devi, has been transferred and an inquiry has been initiated against her. The matter was brought to the attention of the school's administration, subsequently leading to an investigation to verify the allegations.
The incident took place on Friday when the two students were arguing with each other. The teacher intervened and scolded the boys, both of whom were from the Muslim community. She allegedly told them to "go to Pakistan" if they did not like India.
According to the Hindustan Times report, a Nazrullah, the president of the minority section of the Janata Dal Secular, has filed a complaint with the education department. “We were shocked after the children told us about the incident. We filed a complaint with the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), and the department took action against the teacher,” Nazrullah said.
India Today reported that Block Education Officer P Nagraj confirmed action was taken based on the students' complaints, despite no concrete proof of the alleged statement.