MA convent school's manager in Baghara, Zia-ul Haq was arrested by the police after he put ban on the recital of National Anthem, Vande Mataram and Saraswati vandana on Independence day.
An official said "he has been booked under the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act and arrested."
Officiating District Magistrate of Allahabad Andra Vamsee said, "The education department has been requested to arrange shifting of nearly 300 students enrolled there to some other school so that their studies do not suffer."
He further added, "A magisterial probe has also been ordered to look into how the school was allowed to run for two decades without any clearance from authorities. Education department officials say that recently they had even sent a notice asking them to shut down the school which was being run illegally."
Principal and few other teachers have quit their job as a sign of protest and since the school is not recognized by the education department it will shut down soon enough. Manager said that Muslim parents had objection with the national anthem that's why he banned it.
He also said " The national anthem has a line, 'Bharat bhagya vidhata', which is against Islam as Allah is our bhagya vidhata. How can we say Bharat has made our destiny? In the national anthem, the country has been described as being bigger and more important than mazhab (religion) and khuda (god), which is unacceptable for any true Muslim."
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