Muslim students offering namaz in Government school in Kolar (Karnataka)

The Kolar District Collector ordered an inquiry into the matter only when Hindu organisations opposed

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Such kind of incidents are not expected in the BJP-ruled State of Karnataka

Kolar (Karnataka) – On Friday 21st January, Muslim students offered namaz in their classroom in the Government school here. After having received the information about this incident, when a devout Hindu organisation opposed the same, then the namaz was stopped. The District Collector Umesh Kumar has asked for a report in detail from the school. He has also given instructions to Government officers to go personally to the school to get the detailed information and send the report.

As per the information received, the Headmistress gave the permission to offer namaz in the classroom, so that children would remain in the school and not go out. The school was closed for the last 2 months due to lockdown restrictions on account of coronavirus.

The Headmistress said that she had not given permission, students offered namaz on their own, as she was not in the school when this incident had happened. She said further that when Education Officer informed her on the phone, she had stopped the children thereafter.

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