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Hindu teacher’s mistreatment to Muslim student in India sparks outrage

08:21 PM | 26 Aug, 2023
Hindu teacher’s mistreatment to Muslim student in India sparks outrage
Source: A screengrab from Twitter video

MUMBAI – A humiliating treatment meted out to a seven-year-old Muslim student by a Hindu teacher has sparked outrage in India with people demanding her immediate arrest on social media. 

The viral video of the incident shows the Muslim boy was subjected to degradation and torture, as the teacher identified as Tripta Tyagi ordered his classmates to slap him one by one. 

She can also be heard passing Islamphobic remarks as the students are slapping the helpless boy at the Neha Public School in the Khubbapur village of Muzaffarnagar. 

At one point during the video, the Hindu teacher also directed students to slap the Muslim boy “harder”. 

The mother of the victim told international media that her son was “traumatised”.

However, his father said that no legal action would be taken against the school as he has reached a settlement. 

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the incident and put blame on India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the violence.

“Sowing the poison of discrimination in the minds of innocent children, turning a holy place like school into a marketplace of hatred — nothing worse a teacher can do for the country. This is the same kerosene spread by the BJP which has set every corner of India on fire. Children are the future of India — do not hate them, we all have to teach love together,” he said.

Indian social activist Shabnam Hashmi urged the Indian president to take a stern action against the teacher. 

“There can be nothing more dangerous than a blatant call to students to hit the Muslim student. This is a national shame and I hope the Supreme Court will also take suo moto action against this atrocity,” she said on X.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/rashtrapatibhvn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rashtrapatibhvn</a>⁩ <br>Hon’ble President of India <br>I appeal 2 U 2 ensure that this teacher is identified &amp; the other man whose voice is there &amp; urgent action is taken against her and the man. They should be removed from service &amp; cases filed .1/2 <a href="https://t.co/PxCiKVuwAq">pic.twitter.com/PxCiKVuwAq</a></p>&mdash; Shabnam Hashmi (@ShabnamHashmi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShabnamHashmi/status/1695072573657092097?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 25, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

“Arrest Tripta Tyagi” has also become a trend on social media platform X. Following are the reactions;

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please spare kids from your game of religious hatred????<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArrestTriptaTyagi?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ArrestTriptaTyagi</a> <a href="https://t.co/p2AeXRLmx2">pic.twitter.com/p2AeXRLmx2</a></p>&mdash; Arpit Sharma (@iArpitSpeaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/iArpitSpeaks/status/1695311359716495832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 26, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Is it a crime to be a Muslim in India?<br><br>Action should be taken by immediately arresting Tripta Tyagi, a school teacher with poisonous mentality, who got an 8-year-old Muslim child beaten up by other Hindu children.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArrestTriptaTyagi?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ArrestTriptaTyagi</a> <a href="https://t.co/twie5nb9Tf">pic.twitter.com/twie5nb9Tf</a></p>&mdash; Adv Deepali Lakra (@Deepali_lakra) <a href="https://twitter.com/Deepali_lakra/status/1695093643361849759?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 25, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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