Case against Kochi school for teaching objectionable content     

The Peace International School at Thammanam in Ernakulam is run by a trust headed by some "influential local businessmen".

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:October 8, 2016 2:50 pm
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A case has been registered against a school in Kochi for allegedly teaching students objectionable content and exhorting them to lay down their lives for Islam, with police suspecting that the curriculum has been drafted with persons close to controversial preacher Zakir Naik. The Peace International School at Thammanam in Ernakulam is run by a trust headed by some “influential local businessmen”.

Police have registered a case under Sect 153A and 34 IPC against the school principal, administrator and three trustees, police sources told PTI. The case was registered on the basis of a report filed by the Ernakulam District Education Officer, stating that “what was being taught was not secular”.

“The case was registered for teaching students objectionable content in the syllabus… what was not secular. Islamic curriculum was being followed and students were being exhorted to lay down their lives for Islam”, the sources said. The school has classes from the LKG to eighth standard.

“We suspect that this school’s curriculum has been drafted with persons close to controversial preacher Zakir Naik, of Mumbai based Islamic International School,” the sources said.

Naik, an Islamic televangelist, was in the eye of of a storm recently for allegedly preaching radical views. Abdul Rashid, one among the 21 persons from Kerala who had gone missing and is suspected to have joined ISIS, had worked as Public Relations Officer at the school there. His wife Mariam, had worked as a teacher in the school.

Recently, six persons were arrested in Kerala for suspected links with the ISIS.

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    Paramesh
    Dec 21, 2016 at 8:52 am
    Kerala has an good record on communal harmony. The foreign born ideology mostly imported from the north is corrupting the Kerala Muslims who were never threatened and has always been a part of the culture of Kerala like other religion. Its just shame that some vested interests in the state is siding this
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    Anoop
    Oct 11, 2016 at 2:52 am
    This is a serious issue. The rabbit of islamic terrorism runs too deep due to political support and sheer complacence of our law and order system.lt;br/gt;Terrorists and supporters are acting with impunity forevermore now that they smell a prolonged spell of "Hindu" government.lt;br/gt;This will ultimately lead to war. But it will be civil war. War against treachery and terrorists.
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    lal
    Oct 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    Shut down the school before they turn into killing machines and jihadi cubs.Freeze the bank account of those influential local businessmen and give to poor people.
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    george david
    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:45 am
    this is a very serious issue,medias should give a good awareness regarding the matter ,this is something harmful to the country so we have to remove the root itself this juncture we have to look on to two things:first the monitoring mechanism in the icse and cbse schools by the respective state governments. second backgrounds of teachers in schools ,dont forget the molestation happened in two schools in bangalorelt;br/gt; remember isis like terrorist organisations are attracting intellectuals not the fools so the monitoring system in the higher education system also should improve .
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