Nilesh Rakshyal demanded legal action against Raheem and the school, which is located in Gurunanak Colony in Bidar, in north Karnataka’s district
Bengaluru: The school management in Bidar has been slapped with sedition charges after its students performed a drama which was against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Sunday.
On Monday Shaheen Education organization was booked under sections 124A (sedition), 504 (provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (statements promoting enmity), 153A (promoting communal hatred) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC, while the FIR named the head of the school and its management as accused.
The incident came to light after Mohamad Yusuf Raheem, a journalist based in Bidar uploaded a video of the performance was uploaded who has also been named in the FIR. Confirming the FIR, Bidar SP said that the case is being inquired.
CEO of Shaheen Education Institute Thouseef Madikeri said police officers including the deputy superintendent, sub-inspector and others had been visiting the school at Shapur Gate for the past three days and ‘mentally harassing the students and the staff’.
The person filed Complaint was Nilesh Rakshyal (35), a social worker, further claimed that the drama by the students and the way it was shared on social media platforms could disturb the peace in society. This could also send out the wrong message about government policies and decisions.
Nilesh Rakshyal demanded legal action against Raheem and the school, which is located in Gurunanak Colony in Bidar, in north Karnataka’s district.
A local report said that the ABVP held a protest against the institute and submitted a memorandum to the home minister.
According to the FIR, the case has been filed by a Neelesh Rakshayal, a social worker in Bidar.
In the video that was shared on social media, a student can be heard saying: “The government is telling Muslims to leave India and go and asking us to furnish documents of our parents and grandparents. If we can’t, they say we have to leave”.
Madikeri also said that the staff or management of the school had not told the students what to say, but that parents had helped the students perform the drama for the annual day function.
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