An Ahmedabad-based private school asked its students, from Class 5 to 10, to write a message congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019.
According to the reports, the students of Little Star School were asked to copy a message from blackboards on postcards.
The text of the message was, “Congratulations. I, a citizen of India, congratulate honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). I and my family support this act.”
The all-girls school affiliated to the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Education Board is in Kankaria area of Ahmedabad. Following protests by parents, the school management apologised and called the exercise a “misunderstanding”. The postcards were returned to the parents.
“It was a case of misuse of authority by some teachers who conducted the exercise in some classes without my knowledge. We returned the postcards to the parents, and they tore them up,” school trustee-owner Jinesh Parasram was quoted as saying by few media reports.
The act, which offers citizenship to non-Muslim refugees who came to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before 2015, had led to protests across the country.