Six among the 21 missing in Kerala who are suspected to have fled to Syria, had worked in Peace International school.

FIR registered against Kochi Peace International School for teaching objectionable content
news Terrorism Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 08:08

 Police have registered an FIR against Peace International School, Kochi, for promoting enmity among different groups on the basis of religion. Police found that many of the text books taught in the school had highly objectionable content.

The case was taken based on a report filed by District Education Office, which says that the contents in the text books are not secular. The FIR was submitted before the district magistrate on Saturday.

“The words in the textbooks have been so intelligently phrased that one gets an idea about the Islamic orthodoxy they preach only if one reads at least 50 to 60 of their books back-to-back. For instance, one of the textbooks meant for II Standard asks how many students would be ready to submit themselves for Islam,” a top officer of the Kerala Police told The Hindu.

According to reports, the textbook asked students if they were willing to give their life for Islam, and how non-Muslims should be treated.

Since the school claimed that they follow international syllabus, the text books used by them were not approved by state or central board of education.

The reports also say that the NIA team, investigation the missing Keralites from Kasaragod, case will also examine the school’s involvement in it.

Six among the 21 missing in Kerala who are suspected to have fled to Syria, had worked in Peace International school.

It is also said that some of the text books of lower classes continuously talked about submitting them to Islam. Moreover, police said that few other textbooks taught the importance of inviting other religion members to Islam.

“We suspect that this school’s curriculum has been drafted with persons close to controversial preacher Zakir Naik, of Mumbai based Islamic International School,” sources have told PTI.

Ernakulam North Police are investigating the case told The News Minute that they would check more textbooks in coming days and further details will be revealed only after that.

 

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