This alleged incident took place on November 12, 2014

National Anthem row Kerala HC orders probe against five teachers
news Monday, December 07, 2015 - 09:57

The High Court of Kerala has ordered an inquiry against five school teachers who had protested against the Headmaster after the latter warned one of the teachers for allegedly speaking on the mobile phone while the National Anthem was being sung during the morning assembly. 

This alleged incident took place at the SNLP School at Vettikkattiri near Attur, Thrissur, on November 12, 2014.

The Times of India reported that following the rap, K Sebin Francis, the teacher who was allegedly talking on the phone, and his colleague CM Abdul Rahiman allegedly assaulted the headmaster in front of students while he was in class. Three more teachers had later joined the duo when they called for a strike. The school management had subsequently suspended all the five teachers.

Later, with the intervention of the assistant educational officer (AEO) three teachers, excluding the two who allegedly assaulted the headmaster, were reinstated. 

The HC has now considered petitions from K Sebin Francis and CM Abdul Rahiman and has asked the school management to reinstate both. The court also ordered the AEO to conduct a probe into the issue and submit a report within three months.

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