Directorate of Registration of Private Institutes in Sindh cancels the registration of school for mocking the student for speaking Urdu.
A few days ago, a video went viral on social media in which the man claimed the teacher of the school had painted the face of his son with black ink because he talked in Urdu. Video triggered an immense backlash on social media. According to the details, a five-member committee presented the report to the Minister of Sindh for Education and Culture, Syed Sardar Ali Shah.
The directorate in its report said that the student named Moosa was humiliated by the teacher in the class for speaking in Urdu. His face was stained with black ink that made him a laughing stock among his peers.
The Directorate has canceled the registration of the school and fined the management Rs.100, 000 for negligence in allowing the incident to happen.
The member of the committee interviewed the parents, the classmates of the students, and the school principal.
Minister Sardar Shah remarked that children cannot be forced to learn only a specific language. It is their right to speak Urdu, the national language of Pakistan. He also assured that the children studying in the private school won’t be affected by the cancellation of the school registration.
Social media is brimmed with intense reactions from the people from netizens for the past three days. Taking to Twitter, one user said: “Speaking in Urdu has become a crime at Civilization School in the North Nazimabad area of Karachi, a student was mocked, and black ink was applied to his face for speaking in Urdu.”
Netizens argued that while learning English- a foreign language is important, schools should encourage students to learn and master their mother tongue, Urdu, which is a part of their cultural identity.