Karnataka school headmistress suspended over namaz in class

Last Sunday, pro-Hindu outfits barged inside the school and held a protest after a purported video went viral where a few Muslim students were seen performing namaz.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT authorities have suspended the headmistress of a government school in Kolar district of Karnataka following outrage from Hindu outfits over Muslim students being allowed to offer namaz prayers inside the classroom.

Last Sunday, members of the Hindu outfits barged into the Mulbagal Someswara Palaya Bale Changappa Government Kannada Model Higher Primary School and held protests after a video purportedly of some students offering namaaz in a classroom on Friday went viral.

The Kolar district administration then ordered an inquiry, following which Block Education Officer (BEO) Girijeswari Devi suspended Uma Devi, the school headmistress.

BEO Girijeswari Devi told The Indian Express, “We had sent a four-member team to the school to conduct an inquiry and found that the headmistress has made a mistake by giving students permission to conduct namaz in the school on Friday.”


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