‘kalma’ Row: Poll activated, team reaches school | Kanpur News
Kanpur: Following an investigation ordered by Visakh District Magistrate G Iyer in the row on ‘Kalma‘ recited by pupils of a private school during morning prayers, ACM III and BSA reached it on Tuesday and carried out investigations.
The agents questioned the director and the director of the international school Florets located on P Road and took their statements. Meanwhile, the school administration accepted the “inadvertent error” by giving a written affidavit.
The head of basic education also sent a notice to the management asking them to provide a response within three days.
“Now the ACM and BSA investigation report will be submitted to the DM after which he will decide on the way forward,” a senior district administration official informed.
School’s director, Sumit Makhijawas convicted on Monday night under UP’s anti-conversion law for hurting religious feelings after tutors created rowdy school protests against reciting ‘kalma’ during morning prayers.
On Monday morning, dozens of tutors had created a row at the school accusing its management of teaching the Islamic ‘kalma’ to their children after the news went viral on social media. The parents alleged that the children learned ‘La ilaha illa Muhammad Rasul Allah‘.
Amid the protests, a local corporal had even sprayed Gangajal in the premises of the school to “purify” it.
Ankita Yadav, the school’s principal, said on Monday that “under the ideology of ‘sarva dharma samman’, we hold prayers for the four religions in the morning assembly. We want to teach students that all religions are equal. But now that many parents have raised objections, we have taken him out of the Saturday morning meeting itself”.