‘Go to Pakistan’, Karnataka teacher tells 2 Muslim students, transferred pending departmental inquiry
05:28PM Sun 3 Sep, 2023
Action was taken against the teacher, Manjula Devi, following a complaint by Shivamogga JD(S) leader A Nazrullah.
By: Express News Service
Bengaluru | Updated: September 3, 2023 15:45 IST
The Karnataka Department of School Education and Literacy has transferred a teacher and initiated a departmental inquiry against her for allegedly asking two Muslim students at a government school in Shivamogga to “go to Pakistan”. The teacher has denied the allegation.
The teacher, Manjula Devi, has been accused of making the remark to the two Class 5 students at the school located in Tipu Nagar. The department took action against her following a complaint by Shivamogga JD(S) leader A Nazrullah.
Parameshwarappa C R, Deputy Director of Public Instruction (Shivamogga), told The Indian Express that the teacher was transferred pending departmental inquiry. “We received the complaint on Thursday. Action was initiated against the teacher based on a preliminary inquiry by the block education officer,” he said.