UP: Government School Renamed ‘Islamia Primary’, Weekly Off Given On Friday; Principal Says 95 Per Cent Students Muslim

July 22, 2018

A government-run primary school in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been renamed ‘Islamia Primary’, the Times of India has reported.

According to the daily’s report, the school maintains all official records in Urdu and has a weekly off on Friday instead of Sunday.

District Magistrate Surjit Kumar has ordered a probe.

“A report has been sought from the BSA. It is a serious issue since the school was closed on Fridays instead of Sundays without any order or direction,” the District Magistrate has been quoted as saying.

“When a team visited the school on Friday morning, they found it closed Islamia Primary School Navalpur was written on the building instead of Primary School Navalpur,” Block Education Officer Gyanchand Mishra has said.

Khurshid Ahmad, the principal of the primary school, has said that the practice was in place when he joined the school in 2008.

When asked why the changes were brought against government rules, he said 95 per cent of the students are Muslim.

Source : SWARAJYA 

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