Damoh Hijab Row: Religious Conversion Conspiracies Won’t Succeed, Warns MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has registered an FIR against the management of Ganga Jamuna School in Damoh district, where a controversy erupted for allegedly forcing girl students to wear headscarf. According to reports, the school management is also booked under Indian Penal Code sections 295 (damaging or desecrating a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and juvenile justice Has been recorded. act.

Damoh SP Rakesh Singh said that an FIR has been registered on the basis of the statement of two students who have accused the school management.

What is Damoh hijab controversy?

A controversy erupted over the Damoh school after purported posters showing some Hindu girls allegedly wearing hijab went viral on social media.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ordered a high level inquiry

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has recently ordered a high-level inquiry into the hijab controversy involving a private school in Damoh district. CM Shivraj said that the state government will not allow the conspiracies of religious conversion to succeed. Responding to concerns raised by right-wing organisations, the chief minister said, “Conspiracies to convert are going on in some places in the state and we will not let them succeed. We have also ordered a probe across the state.” Especially the educational institutions, whether it is a madrasa or a wrong way, education is being imparted.”

“In Damoh case now we are getting reports and I am told that daughters who have given statement have been coerced. This is very serious matter. First we are registering FIR in this matter. Strict action will be taken.” taken,” he added.

CM said that the state government will not tolerate any attempt of religious conversion in the name of education. Chouhan said, “Those having such intentions will be severely punished.”

Earlier, Madhya Pradesh’s School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar alleged that the role of the Damoh collector in the investigation of the entire case is suspicious and the collector is trying to save the school director.

“The collector is repeatedly giving statements in defence. I think the role of the collector is questionable. The collector is also trying to save the school director. But the investigation will bring out the true facts and I think the headman Parmar said That the minister is active in such matters and will take strict action.

NCPCR takes note of Damoh hijab controversy

National Child Rights Protection Commission (NCPCR) chairperson Priyank Kanungo said in a tweet on Wednesday that sections of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, tampering with the country’s map and violation of constitutional provisions have been added. FIR against school management

The NCPCR chairman said that the district administration has been directed to take action to permanently suspend the affiliation of the school.

Ever since the controversy started, the ruling BJP has been accusing the school management of “indulging in religious conversion”. Chief Minister Chouhan and state BJP president VD Sharma have been claiming that the Ganga Jamna school authorities were running a nexus of “love jihad” and converting Hindu girls to Islam.

It has come to light that Damoh school management allegedly forced Hindu students to wear hijab.

On Tuesday, a video of some people throwing ink on Damoh District Education Officer SK Mishra’s office premises while getting out of the car went viral.