Video of UP teacher asking students to slap Muslim boy viral; Rahul Gandhi reacts stronglytext_fields
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, a Congress leader, spoke out strongly against a teacher in Uttar Pradesh on Friday who is accused of ordering her pupils to strike a class 2 student from a minority group. A school, he claimed, is being transformed into a "marketplace of hatred." His reaction follows the viral social media video of the school teacher's act.
“Sowing the poison of discrimination in the minds of innocent children, turning a holy place like a school into a marketplace of hatred – there is nothing worse a teacher can do for the country,” Gandhi said on microblogging site X in Hindi.
“This is the same kerosene spread by the BJP which has set every corner of India on fire. Children are the future of India – do not hate them, we all have to together teach love,” he added.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also expressed her dismay over the viral video, saying “What kind of classroom and society do we want to give to our future generations”.
“Where there is talk of technology to go to the moon or things that build a boundary wall of hatred. The choice is clear. Hate is the biggest enemy of progress,” she said on X.
“We have to unite and speak against this hatred – for our country, for progress, for the coming generations,” she added.
With PTI inputs