– Anwarulhaq Baig
New Delhi, Aug 30: The president of Welfare Party of India (WPI), Dr S.Q.R. Ilyas has met Altamash, a 7-year-old kindergarten student, who was recently beaten up by his classmates on teacher’s instruction in a school in Muzaffarnagar district, UP, due to his religion.
Dr Ilyas today visited Khubbapur village and met the victim of communal hatred and his father Irshad Ahmad to console them and assure them of all support.
According to WPI, Mr. Irshad, who belongs to a very poor family, has three children and Altamash is the youngest one.
Narrating his kid’s ordeal in the school, Mr Irshad told Dr Ilyas that the teacher was regularly targeting Muslim students. “This time his child was completely shaken. Still, he has not come out of trauma,” added the father of the victim.
Extending some financial aid to Altamash for his education, the WPI chief assured the family that the party would continue to support them whenever needed.
After the outrage from all quarters, authorities on Sunday informed that Neha Public School in Muzaffarnagar, where Altamash was beaten by his classmates, had been shut for a few days, awaiting an inquiry.
According to the District Magistrate, a First Information Report has been registered against the accused teacher, Tripta Tyagi. However, according to media reports, the teacher has defended her actions as a “minor issue”.
The youth organisation Fraternity Movement’s President Mohammad Asim, WPI Meerut District head Ateequr Rahman, UP chief of Adarsh Yuva Manch Dr Zubair Ahmad, Manch’s general secretary Mohd Arif and Mr Mohammad Shafiq accompanied Dr Ilyas.