Teacher removed from RSS-run school for refusing to donate for Ram Temple

New Delhi: A teacher in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district was allegedly misbehaved and removed from school for refusing to donate for Ram Temple.

Yashwant Pratap Singh, who worked as an ”acharya” (teacher) at Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Jagdishpur localilty, also claimed that the school has withheld his eight months’ salary.

Singh said that he was pressured to donate Rs 1,000 for the temple when the district pracharak of the Rasthriya Swyamsewak Sangh (RSS), Satyendra, came to the school.

Mr Satyendra has also given a written complaint in this regard at the district magistrate’s office.

Singh was given a receipt book for the collection of funds for the temple. He deposited around Rs 80,000 collected for it but refused to donate an amount from his pocket.

However, school principal Dhirendra said the teacher was not removed but he himself resigned. ”Singh also took three receipt books willingly but later did not deposit them. He himself resigned,” he said, denying the allegations.

RSS district pracharak Satyendra too said no one is being pressured for the collection of funds. He accused Singh of indiscipline and not having interest in teaching.

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