NEW DELHI — Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday condemned the incident of a class teacher making other children thrash a student on the basis of religious discrimination in Uttar Pradesh as a “disturbing result of the hate-filled politics of the BJP-RSS” .
Such incidents tarnish the country’s global image and are against the constitution, he added.
यूपी के एक स्कूल में जिस तरह एक अध्यापिका ने धार्मिक भेदभाव कर एक बच्चे को दूसरे बच्चों से पिटवाया है, वो BJP-RSS की नफ़रत भरी राजनीति का विचलित कर देने वाला परिणाम है।
ऐसी घटनाएँ हमारी वैश्विक छवि पर कालिख पोत देती हैं। ये संविधान के ख़िलाफ़ है।
समाज में सत्ताधारी पार्टी की…
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) August 26, 2023
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Kharge said, “The manner in which a teacher made a (Muslim) child thrashed by other children on the basis of religious discrimination in a school in UP is a disturbing result of the hate-filled politics of the BJP-RSS. Such incidents tarnish our global image. This is against the constitution.”
He said, “The poison of the divisive thinking of the ruling party has spread so much in the society that on the one hand an education teacher, Tripta Tyagi, is teaching the lesson of religious hatred since childhood and on the other hand, the RPF jawan, Chetan Kumar, who gives security, is killing innocent people in the name of religion. Gets bent on taking life.”
“Any kind of religious fanaticism and violence is against the country. To spare the guilty is a crime against the country.
It is less to be condemned. In this case, immediate strict action should be taken and punishment should be given, so that someone else thinks a hundred times before mixing such poison,” the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha
His remarks followed a viral video showing a school teacher in Muzaffarnagar asking Hindu students to slap a Muslim child inside a classroom.
The police have started an investigation into the matter after taking suo motu cognizance of the video. Later, the child’s father told media persons that they have reached a compromise in the matter and don’t want to pursue any case.
“We have decided not to take up the case. The school has returned our fees. Our child will not go to school we have decided,” he told the media.
Muzaffarnagar police also claimed the video was from a school of village Khubbapur in Muzaffarnagar. — IANS