Mangaluru: In a country where one has to be especially careful about respecting each other’s religious beliefs and sentiments, here is a sad case where a teacher from Mangalore’s St Gerosa Convent school had to be dismissed as a result of her careless comment.
The incident took place in a 60 year old institution, here in Jeppu, that has, till now, been known for its positive relationship with its students.
A teacher was reported to have made a comment during a moral science lesson, which seemed to insult a student’s religion,
This led a parent to send an audio clip on the case to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which soon went viral. The parent also complained that the teacher made a negative comment on the PM.
A case was filed at local police. Meanwhile the situation then escalated leading to a full on outrage, with parents and students gathering outside the institution in an act of protest. Right wing groups began to accuse the convent school of trying to convert its students.
This carried on to the extent that MLA Bharath Shetty came forward to examine the case, further demanding that strict action be taken against the teacher in this case. The MLA also made a mention of boycotting schools that spread anti-Hindu sentiments.
It is in this light, that the school came forward with a decision of suspending the teacher responsible here, along with a pledge to cooperate with all authorities regarding inquiry into the matter.
The management also states how this is the first time that St Gerosa convent school is facing such an incident, assuring the public that there will be no similar cases in future.