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Magisterial probe ordered into 'ban' on signing Vande Matram in state-aided college: Ballia DM

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

A magisterial probe has been ordered into the alleged ban on singing Vande Matram and chanting "ki Jai" in a government-aided here, said Tuesday.

Khangaraut said he and of Police Sriparna Ganguly visited (GMAM) Tuesday to examine the allegation and later ordered a magisterial probe.

During the probe, statements of students, teachers and others would be recorded, the said, adding the college principal was also asked to clarify that there is no ban on chanting 'ki Jai' and Vande Matram.

An FIR was lodged Monday by a class 12 student, that he and three other school students were attacked at the college gate in the afternoon while they were going out.

Gaur had alleged he and the fellow students were attacked at the behest of and some teachers.

He claimed the college principal and teachers were angry with him that he had told a social organisation and mediapersons on Friday that singing Vande Matram and chanting "ki Jai" were not allowed in the college.

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

When they cried for help, the principal and teachers instigated the assailants, to continue the beating, Gaur has alleged.

A local organisation "Manas Mandir" activists had visited at Bilthara Road and claimed the students were being punished for singing Vande Matram or raising "Bharat Mata ki Jai" after the school prayers.

had also sent a complaint to about the alleged ban along with the video recordings of the students and teachers testifying to the ban.

The video of students and teachers' statements were also uploaded on a by the organisation.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 17:35 IST