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‘Not ashamed, this is how we tackle them’: UP teacher

Uttar Pradesh teacher’s viral video prompts outrage as she encourages students to assault Muslim classmate.



UP Police: Tripta Tyagi Faces Juvenile Justice Act
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UP: In the wake of a disturbing video that went viral depicting a schoolteacher in Uttar Pradesh instructing her students to physically harm a Muslim classmate, the teacher has yet to express remorse for her reprehensible actions.

Tripta Tyagi, the Principal of Neha Public School in Muzaffarpur, Uttar Pradesh, was captured on video directing her second-grade students to slap their fellow classmate. The distressing footage also captured her making inflammatory remarks as the young children took turns assaulting the 7-year-old boy under her encouragement.

As the child stood there in tears, Tyagi could be heard saying, “…these Muslim children…Why don’t you all slap him with full force?” as she urged the class to continue the assault on the helpless child.

In a recent interview with NDTV, Tyagi shockingly defended her actions and declared she felt no shame, asserting that the people in her village supported her. She stated, “I am not ashamed. I have served the people of this village as a teacher. They all are with me.”

Furthermore, Tyagi insisted on advocating for the use of violence to discipline students. In her interview with NDTV, she stated, “They have made laws, but we need to control the children in schools. This is how we tackle them.”

An FIR (First Information Report) has been filed against Tyagi based on a complaint from the parents of the injured child. She has been charged under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult), both of which are non-cognizable offenses. These charges are bailable and do not lead to immediate arrest.

Earlier, Tyagi attempted to justify her actions by claiming that the video had been manipulated to stir up tensions. She also alleged that she had been compelled to resort to such actions due to her physical limitations, asserting that she could not reach the student who had failed to complete his assignment. She explained, “…there was pressure from the child’s parents to be strict with him. I am handicapped; I can’t get up…he was not doing homework for the last two months…so I made 2-3 students beat him up so that he would start doing his work.”

The Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate, Arvind Mallappa, reported that a complaint had been lodged, and the child was receiving counseling sessions. During the investigation, it was discovered that the viral video had been recorded by a member of the victim’s family.

The father of the 7-year-old victim, while calling for legal action, emphasized that the incident should not be viewed through a religious lens, stating, “This is not a Hindu-Muslim matter. We want the law to take its own course.”

Meanwhile, opposition parties attributed the incident to what they saw as the divisive politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge expressed concern, stating that the incident was a disturbing consequence of the BJP-RSS’s divisive politics. Rahul Gandhi, a Congress leader, criticized the teacher’s actions, emphasizing the importance of promoting love and unity among children.

The Samajwadi Party accused the BJP and RSS of fostering a climate of hate that allowed a teacher to instruct her students to harm a minority student based on his religion. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav demanded the immediate dismissal of the teacher, referring to her as a “blot on teacher society.”

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O Brien alleged that Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah were responsible for “hate factories” across the country. His party colleague and Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev accused the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government of sowing the seeds of communalism among children and youth.

Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi, in response to the incident, underscored the disturbing message being conveyed to young minds, stating that it perpetuated the idea that it was acceptable to humiliate a Muslim without consequences.


Jaipur Communal Tensions Following Biker’s Tragic Death

Biker fatally beaten in confrontation after motorcycle accident, succumbing to injuries.



Jaipur Communal Tensions Following Biker's Tragic Death
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Jaipur, Rajasthan: Communal tensions flared up in the Ramganj area and its vicinity in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Saturday, stemming from a tragic incident involving a motorcycle collision that led to a man’s demise.

According to the police, the unfortunate incident occurred at the Subhash Chowk locality in Jaipur. It was reported that after a collision between two motorcycles, a group of men allegedly assaulted one of the riders, resulting in his untimely death.

Late on Friday night, the collision transpired within the Subhash Chowk area, whereupon a group of men accompanying one of the motorcycle riders reportedly subjected the other rider, identified as Iqbal, to a brutal assault. Iqbal sustained severe injuries and was promptly rushed to the SMS Hospital. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical treatment.

In the aftermath of this distressing incident, numerous shops in the predominantly Muslim-populated areas have been shuttered. Family members of the deceased, along with local residents, have congregated and are now demanding justice and punitive action against those responsible for the attack, as reported by PTI.

To quell the escalating tensions, additional police forces have been deployed in the region, and concerted efforts are underway to defuse the volatile situation, according to statements from the police to PTI.

A purported video of the incident has surfaced on social media platforms, although its authenticity cannot be independently verified at this time.

In a significant development, six individuals have been apprehended in connection with the case. Additionally, authorities have announced compensatory measures for the family of the deceased, as reported by India Today. The publication quoted the Jaipur Administration as stating, “A compensation of Rs 50 lakh, along with employment opportunities and a dairy booth, has been announced for Iqbal’s family. According to police sources, six individuals have been detained in connection with the case.”

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Father of Ujjain Rape Suspect Calls for Son’s Execution

People who didn’t aid the raped, injured, and naked 12-year-old girl may face child sex abuse law charges, A senior officer of the state police said.



Father of Ujjain Rape Suspect Calls for Son's Execution
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Ujjain: The father of the man arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in Ujjain on Friday has called for his son to receive the death penalty. Meanwhile, the local bar association has appealed to lawyers not to defend the accused in court. The victim, a 12-year-old girl, was discovered walking on the city streets in a wounded condition, desperately seeking assistance from passersby who unfortunately turned her away.

The injured girl is currently receiving treatment at the Government Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar Women’s Hospital in Indore, where she underwent a major surgical procedure on Wednesday. A senior state police official has indicated that individuals who failed to assist the young girl when she went from door to door seeking help after the assault, which left her naked and bleeding, could potentially face charges under child sexual abuse laws. Such individuals may be charged under the POCSO Act for failing to report or register the commission of a crime, according to an NDTV report.

Bharat Soni, an auto-rickshaw driver, was taken into custody in connection with the case on Thursday. His father expressed his deep shame over the incident, stating, “It is a disgraceful act. I have not visited the hospital to see him, nor will I go to the police station or court. My son has committed a crime, and he should face the ultimate punishment, which is hanging,” as he conveyed his sentiments to reporters. It should be noted that Soni sustained injuries while allegedly attempting to flee during the investigation, according to the police’s statement on Thursday.

The Congress party has criticized the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, where assembly elections are scheduled by year-end. Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate alleged that the state’s law-and-order situation had significantly deteriorated under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

“In Madhya Pradesh, being a Dalit, tribal, or woman has seemingly become a crime. The state ranks highest in cases of minor rape. During Chouhan’s 18-year tenure, there have been 58,000 reported rape cases and 68,000 reported kidnapping cases. Yet, the country’s prime minister, home minister, and all BJP leaders remain conspicuously silent,” Shrinate conveyed to reporters in Delhi.

The distressing incident, captured by a CCTV camera, depicts the 12-year-old girl, partially undressed and bleeding following the assault, desperately seeking assistance from neighbors who callously refused her aid. Furthermore, in a shocking display of heartlessness, one individual can be seen shooing her away as she approaches him for help.

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Mob’s Bid to Enter CM N Biren Singh’s House in Imphal East, Manipur

Protests and clashes escalate in Imphal’s Manipur following tragic youth deaths; curfew reinstated in two districts.



Mob's Bid to Enter CM N Biren Singh's House in Imphal East, Manipur

Imphal: Tensions flared in Manipur as an enraged crowd, numbering in the hundreds, gathered outside the private residence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the Heingang area of Imphal East. Security forces successfully prevented their attempt to breach the premises, according to PTI sources. Notably, the residence was unoccupied at the time of the incident.

Earlier, the district magistrate of Imphal East had announced a temporary relaxation of movement restrictions, allowing for a window between 5 am and 11 am on Friday for the entire district. However, this relaxation coincided with a fresh outbreak of violence in the Imphal Valley, stemming from the tragic deaths of two youths whose images had triggered widespread protests across the northeastern state.

The parents of the deceased youths had appealed to the authorities to locate their children’s remains, underscoring the importance of conducting their final rites with the dignity they deserved. Subsequently, protests erupted, mainly led by students, in various areas of the state capital, including Uripok, Yaiskul, Sagolband, and Tera. The clashes between protesters and security personnel prompted the use of tear gas shells to maintain order.

To impede the advance of security forces into residential areas, demonstrators obstructed roads with burning tires, boulders, and iron pipes. Additionally, an enraged mob vandalized the District Commissioner’s office and set two vehicles on fire. In a separate incident, a BJP office in Khongjam, Thoubal district, was also set ablaze, as reported by the police.

Subsequently, curfew was reinstated in both Imphal East and West districts as security forces grappled with the ongoing violent protests, which had resulted in injuries to 65 demonstrators since Tuesday. Police initiated a search operation to recover stolen firearms and apprehend those responsible for the disturbances.

The Manipur Police issued a statement asserting their commitment to taking stern action against individuals involved in criminal activities.

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