Delhi: School in charge suspended over religious segregation

Delhi: The in-charge of a Delhi municipal school was suspended on Wednesday and the state apex child body took cognizance after reports emerged that the school seated Hindus and Muslims in separate sections.

Informing about the suspension of the in-charge of the North DMC primary school in Wazirabad, North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta said that social divide on the basis of caste, community or religion would not be tolerated in schools and anyone found guilty will be punished. “This is an unfortunate incident, MCD doesn’t discriminate on basis of religion, all are equal,” he said.

He also said that major penalty proceedings have been initiated against the in-charge as he was found guilty in the preliminary investigation.

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The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) directed the school to produce by October 25 the procedure followed in assigning sections to students.

A media report on Wednesday said that a group of teachers employed at the BJP-controlled the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has alleged the students of the primary school belonging to Hindu and Muslim communities deliberately segregated in separate sections based on religion.