School teacher asks students to greet him ‘Salaam Alaikum’, show cause notice issued

Updated:2 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 02 (ANI): An Urdu teacher of a government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district allegedly asked the students to greet him with ‘Salaam Alaikum’, following which a show cause notice has been issued to him by the authorities. The matter came to light on Saturday after the students told their families that the teacher, Ishtiaq Khan, had allegedly pressurised them to greet him with ‘Salaam Alaikum’, instead of wishing good morning. Activists from the Bajrang Dal group came to the school situated in Sandila town of Hardoi district and highlighted the issue to the authorities. Hemant Rao, Basic Education Officer, Hardoi said that a show cause notice has been issued to the Urdu teacher and action would be taken if the school authorities were not satisfied with his response.

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