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Row over Iqbal poem: Headmaster’s suspension revoked, gets transferred

Furqan Ali’s suspension is being quickly revoked on ‘humanitarian grounds’, however a disciplinary inquiry can be in progress towards him.

The Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) of Pilibhit district on Saturday quickly revoked suspension of Bisalpur major college headmaster Furqan Ali on “humanitarian grounds” and transferred him to a different college.

On October 14, the administration had suspended Ali after native VHP members complained that he made college students recite a spiritual prayer on the morning meeting. They had alleged that the actual prayer is recited in madrasas.

But, an inquiry by Bisalpur’s Block Education Officer (BEO), Upendra Kumar, had discovered that Ali made college students recite the poem ‘lab pe aati hai dua’, written in 1902 by the poet Muhammad Iqbal, who additionally wrote ‘Sare Jahan se Accha’.

According to an order issued by BSA Devendra Swarup on Saturday, Ali has been issued a strict warning to abide by the federal government guidelines.
“As the report into the ongoing inquiry by the BEO has not been received, Furkan Ali’s suspension is being temporarily revoked on humanitarian grounds and posted to the primary school, Bakhtavar Lal, in Bisalpur area. He has been issued strict warning that he should abide by all departmental rules in the future and that he performs his duties by following directions of senior officials,” stated the order, including that Ali can be paid for the times when he remained suspended.

In an announcement, the BSA additionally stated {that a} disciplinary inquiry was additionally in progress towards the headmaster.

Meanwhile, chatting with The Indian Express on Saturday, Pilibhit District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastava stated, “Headmaster Furqan Ali was suspended because a video went viral on social media in which he is seen and heard saying that because most of the students of the primary school belong to a particular community and following their request, he used to get the Iqbal’s poem recited during the morning assembly.”

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