‘Why didn’t you go to Pakistan?’: Delhi teacher booked for communal remarks in school

‘Derogatory’ comments on Quran were also made by the teacher

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After Muzaffarnagar slapping incident, four students belonging to a Delhi school have alleged that their teacher made communal remarks. It was alleged that the teacher asked them why their families did not go to Pakistan during Partition.

Following the complaints raised by the family members, Delhi Police have registered a case against Hema Gulati, a teacher at Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Gandhi Nagar, reported NDTV.

The incident took place on Wednesday and the complaint was filed on Friday.

"During Partition, you did not go to Pakistan. You stayed in India. You have no contribution in India's freedom," read the complaint quoting the teacher.

Also, derogatory remarks were made on the Quran, and Kaaba, the family alleged.

Meanwhile, a woman, whose two children study in the school, said that the teacher should be sacked for her comments.

"If this teacher goes unpunished, others will get emboldened. They should be told to just teach and not speak on things about which they have no knowledge...There is no use of a teacher who creates differences among students. We demand that the teacher be removed from the school, she should not teach in any school because she will do the same wherever she goes,” the woman told ANI.

AAP leader Anil Kumar Bajpai slammed the teacher and said that such people should be arrested. "This is absolutely wrong...The responsibility of a teacher is to give good education to the children," Bajpai was quoted by PTI.

“We have taken cognisance of the matter...we are providing counselling to the students involved in the incident...strict legal action will be taken,” said a senior police official.


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