Haryana: Hindu students forced to convert to Islam, offer Namaz
Cases of forced conversions have become a common phenomenon these days; the recent case to join the brigade is this school in Haryana which is forcing its students to convert to Islam and offer Namaz. At least four Hindu students at the Mewat Modern School in Marhi village complained of teachers thrashing them for not practicing the tenets of Islam.
"Islam, a good religion", said Muslim teachers
In a school of 207 students, there were three Muslim teachers who rigorously pressurized the 4 Hindu students to turn to Islam citing it to be a "good religion". While two of the Hindu students left the school, the other two are still studying.
Case registered after Hindu family sees their child offering Namaz
The incident came to notice of the Hindu kid's family when one of them saw their child offering Namaz at home. Bijendra Singh, the father of the child who was praying at home thereafter launched a complaint. The tortured child's father added that he was shocked to learn about the incident and asked his son to concentrate on his studies.
Hostel warden slapped, forced us to offer Namaz
The Hindu students who went through the torture during their stay in hostel described their plight. One of the students recalled how the hostel warden, namely "Arif Sir" used to slap those who didn't read Quran and offered prayers. The students said they left the hostel in 2015 after being forced to study Urdu. Meanwhile, the hostel warden was transferred.
Probe underway to ascertain veracity of Hindu student's claims
After the incident got reported, another parent of a Hindu kid decided to pull out her child on getting to know that Hindu students were forced to offer Namaz five times a day and read Quran, among others things. Meanwhile, Mewat's DCP Mani Ram Sharma has formed a three-member panel to look into the allegations raised by Hindu students.
Muslim villagers protest against suspension of teachers
Apparently, after the bigotry incident got highlighted, Muslim villagers protested against the suspension of teachers who forced Hindu students to offer Namaz. The villagers blamed the school authorities and said that the matter should have been either brushed aside or hushed up.