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Business News/ News / India/  Rajasthan school suspends 2 teachers over allegedly plotting Love Jihad, Education Minister Madan Dilawar orders probe
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Rajasthan school suspends 2 teachers over allegedly plotting Love Jihad, Education Minister Madan Dilawar orders probe

Two teachers in Kota, Rajasthan, were suspended following allegations of involvement in religious conversion and links to banned groups. The accusations stem from a memorandum submitted by a local group, claiming love jihad activities and forced conversions at a school since 2019.

Rajasthan Education Minister Madan Dilawar said that another teacher is also facing an investigation in this regard, Premium
Rajasthan Education Minister Madan Dilawar said that another teacher is also facing an investigation in this regard,

Two government school teachers in Kota district, Mirza Mujahid and Firoz Khan, have been suspended following allegations of involvement in religious conversion activities and connections to banned organizations. A third teacher, Shabana, is also facing an investigation in this regard.

The action came after a local group, Sarva Hindu Samaj, submitted a memorandum to the Education Minister raising concerns about alleged religious conversion attempts and "love jihad" activities at a school in Sangod block since 2019. The memorandum further claimed connections between the teachers and banned groups, along with an alleged abduction of a Hindu girl.

Education Minister Madan Dilawar confirmed the suspensions and ongoing investigation in a video statement. He emphasized the seriousness of the allegations, including forced religious conversions and pressure on Hindu girls. He assured strict action against the accused teachers, potentially including termination of their employment, upon completion of the investigation.

The action came after Sarva Hindu Samaj, Sangod, sent a memorandum to the Education Minister, alleging that activities of religious conversion and love jihad have been going on in the school since 2019.

Dilawar, in a video statement issued on Friday, said that strict action has been initiated against three teachers in a government senior secondary school at Khajuri Odpur village in Sangod.

"In the Khajoori village of Sangod panchayat samiti in Kota district, the religion of a girl in senior secondary school was mentioned as 'Islam' in the transfer certificate of a girl despite her being a Hindu. A conspiracy of religious conversion and 'love jihad' is happening there, Hindu girls are being forced to offer namaz - this has come to our notice," he said.

He further said that if the teachers are found to be involved in these acts, the three of them will be terminated from the job.

"As soon as this was brought to my notice, I decided to take strict action against three teachers. In this context, I suspended two teachers - Firoz Khan and Mirza Mujahideen. Further action is being taken against one Shabana. All three of them have been sent to Bikaner. I will take strict action against them after a detailed investigation. If needed, I will expel them," the state minister added.

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Published: 24 Feb 2024, 08:59 AM IST
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