Singing Nazm of Allama Iqbal, who wrote ‘Lab pe aati hai dua bankar tamanna meri’, became a crime for the principal of a government school in Uttar Pradesh. The Hinduist organization objected to this prayer in a government school in Bareilly. It is said that prayer like a madrasa is happening here. After this, the education department suspended the principal.
The students of the school sang Iqbal’s Nazm i.e. the poem Lab pe aati hai dua. It means- My Allah save me from evil. As soon as the video of this prayer surfaced, Vishwa Hindu Parishad lodged an FIR against the school principal Nayak Siddiqui. After this the Basic Education Officer (BSA) suspended Siddiqui. An inquiry has been set up on Shiksha Mitra Bajruddin.
BSA Vinay Kumar said that the viral video is being investigated. Nayak Siddiqui is on leave, will be questioned as soon as he returns.
VIDEO is of Kamla Nehru Composite School, Mohalla Para, Faridpur. Primary and junior high school children study in the school. About 350 students are registered here. VHP city president Sompal Rathore said that Bajruddin and Nayak Siddiqui have been getting children from other communities to pray for several months.
Rathore alleges that by doing this at the place of prayer, children were being motivated to convert. The children complained about this to their parents. It was the VHP workers who made the video of the children praying.
Accused of threatening to cut names of children from school
Sompal Rathore told, “Many students refused to pray for the other community told by Shikshamitra Bajruddin. After that they were threatened to cut off their names. In such a situation, due to fear, the children used to read the prayer of a particular religion.”
Principal in charge said – Urdu poetry was being practiced in the afternoon
The school has 4 teachers including the principal. Principal Nayak Siddiqui was on leave since 2 days. Senior teacher Kamlesh Kumari was given the responsibility of in-charge principal. Kamlesh Kumari said that “Yeh shakti humne do Dayanidhi…” prayer is there. The prayer that is being heard in the video does not happen. It is in the Urdu book. This is what was being practiced. Prayer is in the morning and this is in the afternoon.
VHP had laid siege to the police station
After making the video, VHP workers gheraoed the police station. Showed the video to the police and filed a case. Faridpur Inspector Dayashankar Sharma told that after registering a case against both the accused, the investigation was started.