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Ballia college ordered shut amid allegations of 'ban' signing Vande Matram

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

A day after a magisterial probe was ordered to investigate an alleged ban on singing Vande Matram and chanting "Ki Jai" at a government-aided in district, authorities have closed it indefinitely.

"We have closed the college till further orders. It will be reopened after permission from administration" Principal of (GMAM) Inter College, Majid Nasir, said Wednesday.

On the direction of the district administration, the principal pasted a notice dated Tuesday at the college that there was freedom to recite or sing "Ki Jai", Vande Matram, etc.

and of Police Sriparna Ganguly visited the college Tuesday to examine the allegation that there a ban on singing Vande Matram and chanting "Ki Jai" at the college. They later ordered a magisterial probe.

An FIR was registered on Monday by Class 12 student that he and three other school students were attacked at the college gate.

Gaur alleged that they were attacked at the behest of Nasir and a few teachers.

He claimed Nasir and the teachers were angry with him after he told a social organisation and mediapersons on Friday that singing Vande Matram and chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai were not allowed in the college.

Gaur stated in the FIR that around 20 to 25 men attacked them with lathis, while raising "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans.

The principal and the teachers instigated the assailants to continue to beat them, Gaur has alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 16:20 IST
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