Jharkhand: School teacher makes pupils memorise Pakistan, Bangladesh national anthems; row over 'anti-national mindset' - News Summed Up

Jharkhand: School teacher makes pupils memorise Pakistan, Bangladesh national anthems; row over 'anti-national mindset'


After a private school teacher in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur allegedly asked kindergarten students to memorise national anthems of Pakistan and Bangladesh, a row has erupted over accusations that she had an 'anti-national' mindset. According to a report by news agency PTI, the East Singhbhum district administration has launched a probe against the teacher to verify the basis of the allegations. The reported incidents occurred during online classes which were being held by the school, owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. The teacher allegedly shared YouTube links of the national anthems of Pakistan and Bangladesh in the school WhatsApp group for UKG and LKG students. In a press statement, the BJP's state unit general secretary, Aditya Sahu, said, "The future of the children is dark and unsecured in such private schools, which ask children to learn Pakistan and Bangladesh anthems for homework."


Source: dna July 13, 2020 01:41 UTC



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