In a recent development at St Gerosa English HR Primary School in Mangaluru, Karnataka, a teacher faced dismissal amidst a controversy fueled by allegations from a right-wing group supported by BJP MLA Vedyas Kamath. The accusations revolve around the teacher’s purported derogatory comments regarding the Mahabharat, Ramayan, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The right-wing group claims that the teacher referred to the Mahabharat and the Ramayan as “imaginary” while also making derogatory comments against PM Modi. Additionally, they allege that the teacher discussed sensitive topics such as the 2002 Godhra riots and the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, with the intention of instigating hatred among students.
Protests were organized by the group, with BJP MLA Vedyas Kamath joining in, demanding the immediate suspension of the teacher. MLA Kamath questioned the school’s moral stance and criticized the teacher’s alleged attempts to discourage Hindu traditions among students.
Parents have come forward, asserting that the teacher, addressing class 7 students, referred to Lord Ram as a “mythical creature.” These accusations have sparked unrest among parents, prompting calls for swift action against the teacher.
In response to the allegations, the Deputy Director of Public Instructions (DDPI) is currently investigating the case. St Gerosa School, with a 60-year history, expressed regret over the incident, emphasizing that it has caused temporary mistrust. The school’s decision to dismiss the teacher is aimed at rebuilding trust and ensuring a better future for the students.
As of now, no First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against the teacher, but the situation remains under investigation.