Muzaffarnagar Teacher Viral Video: The video’s content, which included derogatory comments against Muslims, caused outrage across society. Political leaders, activists, and celebrities expressed their strong disapproval
Muzaffarnagar, 26 August (City Times): Muzaffarnagar Teacher Viral Video: In a shocking incident at a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, a teacher instigated students to slap a fellow Muslim student within the classroom. The distressing video of this event, which unfolded in Khabbarpur village, has gone viral across social media platforms, prompting a police investigation.
The principal of Neha Public School in Muzaffarnagar, Tripta Tyagi, has come under scrutiny for making communal remarks while instructing students to slap a 7-year-old boy. The distressing incident captured on video shows the young student in tears as he was subjected to this inappropriate behavior. Surprisingly, Tyagi has defended her actions, stating that she isn’t “ashamed” and asserting that the villagers support her.
Tyagi’s attempt to justify her actions centered around maintaining discipline in the school. She argued that while laws exist, controlling children in schools is vital. According to her, this approach is necessary to manage students effectively.
Despite the outrage, Tyagi initially dismissed the incident as a “minor issue” and claimed her intentions were misinterpreted. “I am accepting my mistake, but this was unnecessarily turned into a big issue,” she stated.
A senior police officer reported that their investigation revealed Tyagi’s controversial statement about mothers of Muslim children who neglect their studies. This statement has further fueled the controversy surrounding the incident.
The incident was captured on camera as the teacher made a concerning statement, “I have Said jitne bhi Muslim bachhe hai…” while urging other students to take turns hitting the Muslim student. In the viral video, students were seen following the teacher’s instructions, taking turns to slap their classmate, all the while being encouraged to “hit him harder.” Shockingly, the teacher even directed a student to “hit him on his waist” after he had already been slapped.
Immediate Repercussions and Police Probe
The victim’s father revealed that he withdrew his son from the school and reached an agreement with the school authorities. Under the agreement, he refrained from filing a police complaint, and the school agreed to refund his son’s admission fees.
However, the situation took a turn when the video gained widespread attention, prompting the police to launch an official investigation. The Superintendent of Mansurpur Police stated that they contacted the school’s principal and are actively probing the video.
Outrage and Demand for Action
The video’s content, which included derogatory comments against Muslims, caused outrage across society.
Political leaders, activists, and celebrities expressed their strong disapproval. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded the teacher’s arrest, expressing concern about the damaging impact of fostering discrimination among innocent children.
Social Media Amplifies Responses
The video’s viral nature triggered sharp reactions across various segments of society. Actress Renuka Sahane strongly condemned the incident, lamenting how the teacher’s actions contradict the core values of education.
Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar and others echoed their disapproval, sharing their views on the disturbing video.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Intervenes
Priyanka Kanoongo, Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, commented on the issue, stating that the commission has taken note of the incident. She emphasized that actions are being taken to address the matter responsibly and requested the public not to share the video to safeguard the children’s identities.
Teacher Speaks Out Amidst Controversy
Amidst the controversy surrounding the incident at a private school in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, where a teacher was accused of instructing students to hit a fellow student while making derogatory remarks about his Muslim faith, the teacher in question, Tripta Tyagi, has come forward to provide her side of the story. Tyagi has labeled the incident as a “conspiracy” and has shed light on what she claims is a distorted narrative. She emphasizes that she was the one subjected to torment, refuting the allegations with a counterclaim that the Muslim families in the village could confirm her track record of treating children fairly and responsibly.
Clearing the Air: Teacher’s Account of the Incident
Tripta Tyagi, the teacher facing legal repercussions for her comments, has provided a different perspective on the incident that occurred on Thursday in Khubbapur village under the jurisdiction of Mansurpur police station. Tyagi has defended her actions by explaining that she had warned the student involved about disciplinary action if he failed to meet the required standards of behavior and learning. Despite the allegations against her, Tyagi expressed the toll the situation has taken on her mental well-being. She also emphasized that the Muslim families in her village could vouch for her teaching abilities and commitment to fair treatment.
Congress Raised Question Over Blocking Viral Video
The Congress party has raised allegations against the government, claiming that it hastily issued emergency directives to Twitter, now referred to as X, to block the dissemination of a video featuring an incident from Muzaffarnagar’s Neha Public School. In the video, a teacher is seen instructing Hindu students to slap a Muslim student, sparking outrage and condemnation from various quarters. According to Congress leader Supriya Shrinate, the government also took additional measures to block multiple URLs and hashtags related to the incident, specifically those discussing the arrest of the involved teacher.
Accused Teacher Claims Misrepresentation
Following the widespread circulation of the viral video depicting the teacher’s alleged misconduct, the situation took an unexpected turn as the accused teacher, Tripta Tyagi, came forward with a different narrative. Tyagi claimed that due to her physical disability, she enlisted the help of another student to address the situation involving the Muslim student. In the video, Tyagi can be heard uttering the phrase ‘jitne bhi Muslim bachhe hai’ (all Muslim children). She insists that her intentions were not malicious, and her actions were driven by the collective concerns of the parents. According to Tyagi, the incident was blown out of proportion, given that her aim was to encourage the student to improve his academic engagement.
Accusations have emerged from the Congress party, alleging that the government swiftly issued emergency orders to Twitter, now known as X, to block the circulation of a video portraying an incident at Muzaffarnagar’s Neha Public School. The video shows a teacher instructing Hindu students to slap a Muslim student, triggering widespread condemnation and public outcry. Congress leader Supriya Shrinate has further claimed that the government extended its directives to block various URLs and hashtags related to discussions about the teacher’s arrest.
Video Controversy Deepens: Teacher Offers Different Perspective Amid Furor
Amid the escalating controversy surrounding the viral video, the accused teacher, Tripta Tyagi, has come forward to present an alternative version of events. Tyagi, who asserts she is physically disabled, revealed that she enlisted the help of another student due to her limited mobility. The video captures Tyagi using the phrase ‘jitne bhi Muslim bachhe hai’ (all Muslim children), a statement she claims was taken out of context. According to Tyagi, her intent was not malicious, and her actions were driven by the concern of parents. She elaborated, “I am handicapped, I can’t get up… he was not doing homework for the last 2 months… so I made 2-3 students beat him up so that he would start doing his work.”