Asked if Pushpendra posed enough of a threat to be killed in an encounter, police said, “The question that should be asked is whether the use of force was lawful or not and that is exactly what is being investigated.”
The order was issued following classes and workshops organised at several police stations, the district headquarters and the police lines over the past week. Following the directives, district police personnel have started purchasing books and dictionaries to learn English.
Coordinated by Lucknow University (LU), the event will include students from Class 6 onwards. They will read books, preferably on Mahatma Gandhi or the freedom struggle in their classrooms from 11 am to 11.45 am on Tuesday.
The school principal denied the allegations and claimed that he only asked the girl to stay at home for a few days until the matter is resolved. He also said he did not have state government recognition to run a school and claimed it was a private coaching centre with minimal infrastructure.
“I was driven by anger and it all happened in the spur of the moment. Sometimes a man has to do something to save the dignity of his caste and family. I did the same. I do not know if I am proud of it or not,” the accused said.
While Mulayam Singh is president of the trust, his brother and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) founder Shivpal Yadav is the secretary. His son and SP president Akhilesh Yadav and several other party leaders are trust members.
A total of 56,01,034 students have enrolled themselves this year, according to the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB). In 2018-19, the number stood at 57,95,765 and 66,37,018 in 2017-18. The last date for registration was September 5.
On Monday, even as the Editors Guild of India condemned the FIR against Pawan Jaiswal, Basic Education Minister Satish Dwivedi was quoted by PTI as saying that the action against the journalist for “merely exposing corruption and highlighting reality should not have been taken”. “
Nearly 30 students of the co-ed college have reportedly quit so far citing “personal reasons” and around 10 girls have requested the school administration to allow them to appear for exams only as they did not want to visit the college in such a situation.