In yet another shocking incident, a student of Class One was allegedly beaten by his teacher for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', in a school in Howrah district of West Bengal on Wednesday. The student who was thrashed has been identified as Aaryan Singh and his father has alleged that the teacher of Sri Ramkrishna Sikshalaya in Howrah beat up his child on Wednesday. He added that the student is traumatised in the aftermath of the incident.
As per inputs, the student allegedly chanted the slogans of Jai Shri Ram in the school after other students allegedly chanted the slogan. However, the father of the victim alleged that it was only his son who was brutally beaten up by the teacher.
Speaking to media over the incident, the father of victim has alleged that his 7-year-old son was hit by the school teacher for raising 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in the school. He alleged that the incident has made the child extremely nervous, adding that his school teacher asked him not to raise the slogan in school or outside.
"The Sir hit our child and asked him not to say 'Jai Shri Ram' whether in school or outside. He's almost 7 years old and I've never seen him this nervous. He's a courageous kid and I've always encouraged him. He asked me whether he should take the lord's name or not. He does not want to go to school out of fear. We've scolded him so many times but have never seen such behaviour," the father of the victim said.
The father of the victim has further said that he has complaint about the matter to the school authorities.
Notably, the controversy over the raising of 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in West Bengal triggered amid the 2019 Lok Sabha elections campaign during which massive war of words broke out between the ruling TMC and BJP party in the state. In one such incident, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee confronting people chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', and calling them "Outsiders".