It's not only Bakrid, the cultural programmes are organised on the occasion of all festivals of different religions in the school, clarified the management of the school
NEW DELHI — Hindu organisations have called for a bandh after organising a protest on Friday against a private school in Channarayapatna town of Karnataka for organising a cultural programme on the eve of Bakr Eid (AId Al Azha).
Hindu organisations and their members allege the forceful recital of the verses from Holy Quran by the students belonging to different communities during the programme.
According to media reports many have objected to the management’s decision of making Hindus and Christian students recite Quran verses.
The video which has gone viral on social media shows students putting up a performance over Bakrid festival and a teacher delivering a speech on it.
Hindutva groups also allege that the students were made to offer namaz also.
However, the management of Jnanasagara International School has refuted the allegations and clarified that they have not forced the children to recite the Quranic verses and no ‘namaz’ was not performed. It was done for creating harmony and integrity, reports IANS.
“Only three children from Muslim community performed namaz while others sat closing their eyes,” the management said.
Meanwhile, the teachers and the management of the said school also clarified that “the programme was organised to introduce the celebration of religious festivals. It’s not only Bakrid, the cultural programmes would be organised on the occasion of all festivals of different religions.”