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Muzaffarnagar Muslim Student, Who Was Slapped By Classmates On Teacher's Order, Moves To Another School

Days after a horrific video emerged showing a Muslim boy being slapped in Neha Public School in UP's Muzzafarnagar on the instructions of a teacher, the school boy is now moving to another private school some kilometres from the Khubbapur village with the Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind sponsoring the boy's education

Uttar Pradesh school teacher who encouraged slapping a Muslim student on Friday
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Days after a horrific video emerged showing a Muslim boy being slapped in Neha Public School in UP's Muzaffarnagar on the instructions of a teacher, the school boy is now moving to another private school some kilometres from the Khubbapur village, the Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind said on Monday. 

District president of the organisation Maulana Mukarram on Monday told PTI that Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind has undertaken to sponsor the boy's education and arranged for his admission to an English medium school in Shahpur town. He said the organisation has hired a vehicle for ferrying the boy to and from the new school where he has been admitted to Upper KG and asserted that the Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind will sponsor his education as long as he wants to study.

The boy's father and members of the organisation visited the new school on Monday and completed the admission procedure, the district president said.

The incident drew nationwide outrage after the video surfaced on social media on Friday. Neha Public School, where the incident happened, has been ordered shut until action is taken against the school authorities. The school remained closed for the third day on Monday, with its management saying that they were busy replying to the show cause notice served to it by the education department over the school's affiliation.

Meanwhile, Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty on Monday said that his government is ready to fund the education of the Muslim child if his parents agree to it. “I heard that school (in Muzaffarnagar) is going to be shut. That child will not be able to study in that school again. Kerala will provide all the facilities for the child to study here, if the child's father and mother are willing. Let them think about it. But we want to inform that the education department is ready to adopt the child and teach him here,” he told reporters. 

The teacher of the school has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) on the complaint of the boy's family. However, no arrest has been made yet.

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