NEW DELHI: A sedition case has been registered against the management of a school in Indian state of Karnataka for staging a drama against controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC laws.
Children of Shaheen Education Institute in Bidar, Karnataka, were performing at an annual function during which they not only highlighted the discrimination introduced by the notorious CAA and NRC laws, but also mocked the wisdom of the Delhi government.
The school management’s head as well as an individual Muhammad Yusuf Rahim have been booked in FIR that was registered at New Town Police Station on Sunday, 26 January, under Sections 124A (sedition), 504 (provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (statements promoting enmity), 153A (promoting communal hatred) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
The FIR alleged that minor children were forced to stage the drama which portrayed the Prime Minister negatively.
Shaheen Education Institute’s head Thouseef Madikeri alleged that police had been visiting the school for the past three days and ‘mentally harassing the students and the staff’.