Private school takes children to Bakrid mosque, Hindus protest

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On the eve of Bakrid, a private school in Karnataka took its children to a travel to a dargah and a mosque in the town of Gundlupet in the district of Chamarajanagar. Following the tour, all Hindu groups in the state on Thursday condemned school authorities for taking visiting students.

On July 8, Young Scholar School staff took UKG students to the dargah and the Terakanambi Mosque. The children were reportedly made to pray in the mosque and received a speech from a religious leader at the dargah, sparking a public outcry against the school administration, according to reports.

Hindu Jagarana Vedike raised the matter with the Department of Education and filed a complaint in this regard, strongly opposing the visit of students to a mosque, where a Muslim cleric preached a religious discourse to them.

Following the outcry over the case, the school management apologized and promised to punish the guilty teachers.

Education department officials say teachers informed parents about the excursion. The school administration expressed regret for the event and was told not to take students anywhere without first notifying the education department.

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