National Anthem row: From 'anti-Islamic' explanation by Allahabad school manager to his arrest - Know top developments

A school in Allahabad grabbed headlines on Sunday after several reports emerged saying that the school banned its students to sing National Anthem.

Updated: Aug 08, 2016, 12:07 PM IST
National Anthem row: From 'anti-Islamic' explanation by Allahabad school manager to his arrest - Know top developments

Allahabad: A school in Allahabad grabbed headlines on Sunday after several reports emerged saying that the school banned its students to sing National Anthem.

The school manager - Zia-Ul-Haq - gave an explanation for the ban that the 'Bharat bhagya vidhata line in the national anthem is anti-Islamic'. 

Here are top developments:-

- MA Convent School's manager Zia-Ul-Haq has been arrested

- Protesting against the national anthem ban, eight teachers had resigned from the school

- The school was running without any affiliation from the government

- Reportedly, manager had banned  Vande Mataram, Saraswati Vandana as well calling it 'un-Islamic'

- Now, after the ban news broke out, administration has ordered to shut the school

- Students of MA Convent School were not allowed to sing the anthem for the past 12 years

- Reportedly, a sedition case has been lodged against the manager

- BJP and other parties have slammed Zia-Ul-Haq for the ban