A school principal in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly has been suspended by the education department of the state because a video of the students singing the famous poem of Allama Iqbal went viral, students in the video can be heard singing the lines "mere Allah burai se bachaana mujhko."
Bareilly: A school principal in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly has been suspended by the education department of the state because a video of the students singing the famous poem of Allama Iqbal went viral. Students in the video can be heard singing the lines “mere Allah burai se bachaana mujhko.” (O Allah, protect me from evil.)
The students were gathered for the morning prayer in the school, and they were reciting the famous Urdu prayer, “Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri.” The poem was written by a well-known poet of Urdu, Mohammad Iqbal; he had written the famous lines “Sare Jahan se achcha Hindustan hamara”.
The moment the video went viral on social media, the Vishva Hindu Parishad members complained against the school, and amid this, the principal was suspended. According to the Hindu group, this song hurts the religious sentiments of the listeners in the “Hindu-majority school.” The Visva Hindu Parishad went on to say that these are preparations for the school’s students to be converted.
The education department of Uttar Pradesh came into action immediately and issued a suspension order against the school’s principal. An FIR was lodged against the principal, Nahid Siddiqui, and Vajruddin, a contract teacher. Both were charged with hurting religious sentiments and making the school atmosphere dirty.
A committee was also formed to probe the incident.