BIZARRE! Panchayat slaps Rs 5 lakh fine on Haryana school after Eid celebration
A village panchayat in Gurgaon slapped a fine of Rs 5.5 lakh for organising a special assembly marking Eid.
Gurgaon: A village panchayat in Haryana's Gurgaon issued a bizarre diktat to a school here and allegedly slapped a fine of Rs 5.5 lakh for organising a special assembly marking Eid.
The panchayat ordered the school to remove all Muslim staff and students and change the uniform for girl students to salwar kameez, said a Hindustan Times report.
The panchayat also banned the school administration from hiking its fees for next two years.
After the panchayat's ruling, the lone Muslim teacher in the school was forced to quit her job and move to Delhi, the school manager told HT.
Some of the residents of Hindu-majority Tauru town in Haryana accused the school management of propagating Islam and forcing its students, mostly Hindus, to follow Islamic rituals during the Eid celebration event on July 6.
However, the police and the local MLA said the panchayat’s diktat held no meaning as Tauru is governed by a municipal committee and added that there was no tension in the area.
On the other hand, several parents and members of right-wing groups, denied any such report and said 'rumours are being blown out of proportion'.
"My children studied there and now my grandchild too. We have never faced any such issue. There's no truth in the incident,” said Pawan Bhardwaj of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.