Meerut: BSP leader Yakub Qureshi’s daughter, others booked for assaulting schoolchildren

Najma and others also allegedly roughed up school authorities when they tried to intervene. She was apparently livid as the students had complained about her daughter having bunked class. The incident took place at Meerut Public School for Girls, police said.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2017 9:17 am
BSP, BSP daughter booked, meerut schoolchildren assault, school children meerut BSP, yakub qureshi, meerut public school, indian express news, india news Meerut: Businessman Mohammad Yusuf alleged that his 13-year-old daughter was taking her English examination around 7.30 am on Monday when around eight to 10 men and women, including Najma, thrashed her along with other students.

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Yakub Qureshi’s daughter was among around a dozen people booked on Tuesday for allegedly barging into a school in Meerut and assaulting students with sticks and a whip there a day earlier. Najma and others also allegedly roughed up school authorities when they tried to intervene. She was apparently livid as the students had complained about her daughter having bunked class.

The incident took place at Meerut Public School for Girls, police said. “An FIR under IPC (Indian Penal code) Sections 147, 148 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) has been registered after complaints were received from the school and some students’ parents. This has been registered against… mother (Najma) and other persons,” said station house officer (Sadar) Pankaj Pant.

Businessman Mohammad Yusuf alleged that his 13-year-old daughter was taking her English examination around 7.30 am on Monday when around eight to 10 men and women, including Najma, thrashed her along with other students. “She collapsed in the school. She is still very scared and has not gone to school. I will take her to school tomorrow or maybe change her school if she wants,” Yusuf said.

A police officer said that parents of the students protested outside the school in Meerut Cantonment area, asking the management to shut the institute if it cannot guarantee safety of students and teachers. They surrounded the school chairman, Tarachand Shastri, and forced him to admit to the assault and file a case.

In his complaint, Shastri said that the attack had left the students terrified. He accused Najma of forcefully entering the school premises. “They barged into classrooms and beat students who were taking exams with sticks and a whip. When school authorities tried to intervene, they were roughed up and abuses were hurled at them,” he said in the complaint.

Qureshi denied the accusation and said it was aimed at maligning his image. “My granddaughter studies in the school. The media and BJP are trying to create differences… This incident is being highlighted unnecessarily,’’ he said.

“I am not saying that this would not have happened. Maybe, some children would have gotten slapped but anyone can go to the school and claim that they were favouring my granddaughter. We are staying quiet because we do not want to disturb harmony in the area,” he said.

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    Amit Jain
    Jul 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    "We are staying quiet because we do not want to disturb harmony in the area"- open threat
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      Shailendra Kumar
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm
      Dear Suraj I am in agreement with you that in the past there has been a biased system against the so called lower castes. I largely condemn what inhumane these so called upper castes did In past. But present generation is not of that belief. You are an well educated person and instead of creating a divide in society you should try to remove the backwardness of your family, friends, near and dear and as much people as you can. Don't you see any good person in these upper castes. For those sake why are you generalizing the whole issue. Manipulating the facts is a nice way to spread hatred in the society. Why the are you abusing a large section of the country putting some manipulated and uncorroborated facts. Improve yourself as person not as SC/ST. And remember one more thing if someone calls you bhangi he is a Person of ill mentality don't spoil your energy for that ..
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        Damodar Biswal
        Jul 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm
        True color of BSP party men.
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          BILLY
          Jul 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm
          UTTAM PRADESH.
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            vasant
            Jul 12, 2017 at 10:55 am
            Another Azam Khan - play victim on religious background - hope they get punished....
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              dv1936
              Jul 12, 2017 at 10:20 am
              Give these guys as harsh a punishment as possible, keep politics out of it, what could be more cruel than thrashing small children in a school. Let it be a no nonsense trial and a quick one
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                yash sehgal
                Jul 12, 2017 at 7:45 am
                This bahujan stupids party or bsp is still under impression that it's ruling UP.. So they can't just get rid of their stupidity as they were born with that..
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                  Dev
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 7:56 am
                  Bahujan is not stupid party your mentally is stupid are you understood..... ...
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                  Amit Thackrey
                  Jul 12, 2017 at 12:36 am
                  SC/ST bhangis need to be taught a very good lesson. First we must remove reservation from the Indian society to make every person an Indian Citizen and than we can remove the cast system, period !
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                    Suraj
                    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:56 am
                    Brother there is OBC reservation too. That too higher at 27 percent. But you have to resent only SC ST. Moreover your polluted genes of ages can't help but to put 'Bhangis' out of SC ST. That is precisely the bias that was cause of reservation in first place. By the way I don't understand what gives you the right to keep your head so high. You Aryans are yourself foreigners in this country. Repressing Aboriginals for ages. You couldn't keep this country safe from Huns, Kushnas, shakas, Muslims and even English. Your heros are all failures, Prithviraj Chavan, Maharana Pratap,Puru and what not. You are unmistakably known for your betrayals, for every Prithviraj there is a Jaychand. You are the reason the country is in shambles today. Read any government report. SC ST cons ute only 3 percent of top bureaucracy inspite of total reservation of 21 Percent. Leaving other aspects aside, it effectively means you are the people responsible for all the corruption and poverty of country 1/2
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                      Suraj
                      Jul 12, 2017 at 3:10 am
                      2/2 And lete educate you a little bit about SC ST. You know what upper caste did. They read godforsaken religious books, indulged in useless fight amongst themselves on the cost of country. And you know what SC ST did apart ofcourse some of them being bhangis which was and is a legit occupation needed for society ( See una case where a dalit was killed by an upper caste for non skinning dead cow), they were the tailors, potters, weavers, manufacturers, blacksmith and what not. They were the ones who produced for your ugly lazy consumption habits. And you were too cool to work you labelled them low caste. In effect you did lazy works like reading a religious text. Telling mythical stories or conducting useless wars, which you lost whenever you had to fight outsiders. That time you prevented SC and St from reading religious text. Today you prevent them from going to school because you have realised your mistakes of not working and want to appropriate it completely for yourself.
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                        Suraj
                        Jul 12, 2017 at 3:22 am
                        Last but not least, I have to say this. Don't disintegrate this country on all fault lines that were the cause of ruins in first place. Don't make SC ST ashamed of being Hindus. Remove reservation, nobody is asking for it infinitely. But until you learn to be civil and unbiased ( read your bhangis jibe), can you blame them from being suspicious of you and asking for reservation. This country needs a camaraderie to grow and develop. Don't be a ostrich again believing poverty and development can go hand in hand. And if you will continue to be moronic that you historically have been, then there will be conversations, dwindling of Hindu prestige, division of country and what not. Don't make the situation that is already bad worse. Love you country and countrymen for godsake. You make have apprehensions about issues like reservation. Be civil and educated about it. If you can't, God save India. God bless you bro.
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                          papaji
                          Jul 12, 2017 at 8:04 am
                          Lovely answer. God bless you brother. The idea of modern India is non-violence, love, empathy, tolerance and equality. Those who don't believe, stay blessed and reform.
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