New Delhi: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has cancelled affiliation of state-run school Saraswati Sishu Mandir after it mentioned Islampur as Ishwarpur in its admission notice. The school is located in Bengal’s North Dinajpur at Islampur’s Netaji Palli. The school in their admission notices had mentioned ‘Islampur’ as ‘Iswarpur’, as reported by news website News18. Also Read - 'Mishti & Rosogulla' Are Apparently 'Essential' for Bengalis, So Sweet Shops In WB Will Run for 4 Hours Daily
Taking cognizance of the incident, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee ordered an inquiry and also questioned how school affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education can change its location. Also Read - Jute Sector May Face Dilution in Foodgrains Packaging Due to Lockdown: Official
Recently, a team of officials also visited the school and collected all the documents, including its affiliation letter, as reported by News18. The news website quoted school principal Khudiram Rai saying that the name was printed on few admission notices because locally this place is known as both ‘Islampur’ and ‘Iswarpur’. Also Read - Social Distancing: Returned Migrant Workers in Bengal Asked to Live on Trees For 14 Days
The state education board cancelled the affiliation on Friday and we are worried about the future of studying in the school, the principal added.
Recently, the two students had died in a clash with police in North Dinajpur district over teachers recruitment in a high school in West Bengal. Locals had alleged that the two, who were former students of the school, were killed in police firing but the superintendent of police of North Dinajpur, Sumit Kumar had said the police did not open fire. The SP had, however, admitted that the students had received bullet injuries and had said the police were investigating who had opened fire.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had sent a legal notice to West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee for his alleged statement against the organisation about the violence in Darivit High School at Islampur.
The West Bengal minister had said that the organisation was directly involved in the Islampur violence. “RSS is directly involved in fomenting the trouble at Islampur wherein in an incidence two people died of bullet injuries,” he had said.