After arresting teacher, Karnataka police question school kids over anti-CAA-NRC play

The play was staged by the students during republic day celebrations

Karnataka police had sealed the offices of the school after its students participated in the play, which was enacted on the Republic Day, January 26. Photo: Twitter

Karnataka Police on Saturday (February 1) questioned around 60 students of a school in Bidar, in relation to a play staged by them against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Republic Day. The incident comes almost a month after students in Gujarat schools were found to be forced to write postcards supporting CAA.

The play was staged by the students of Shaheen School in Bidar.

While police arrested a lady teacher and the mother of one of the participants on Thursday on charges of sedition, the 60 students were questioned for at least four hours.

Karnataka police had sealed the offices of the school after its students participated in the play.

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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), had protested saying the play was derogatory.

In the play, the participants were shown staging an anti-CAA sequence where there were dialogues encouraging non-cooperation with anyone asking for documents.

A case was registered against the school management.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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