Teacher In Barmer Suspended For Allegedly ‘Worshipping’ Asaram In School

JAIPUR: A government school teacher in Barmer district has been suspended for allegedly “worshipping” self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram in school.

The accused teacher Magaram, posted with government primary school in Dholader village in Barmer, used to keep a portrait of Asaram in school assembly and recited ‘Asaram Chalisa’.

He also used to ask school students to recite the ‘Chalisa’ instead of prayer.

“During my Barmer visit on Thursday, some teachers complained to me about it. It was verified by the headmaster following which he was suspended yesterday,” Elementary Education Secretary KL Meena told PTI on Saturday.

Meena said other teachers had objected to the “practice” but he did not stop “worshipping” Asaram.

Asaram is in Jodhpur jail since August, 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.