On Thursday, the principal of Smt. Joy Harris Girls Inter College, Agra complained of being harassed and mentally tortured for being a Hindu. There was this video which got viral on social media where She blamed several Muslim Teachers and students from the college.
Speaking about the same, she said: “I request the CM to investigate this, otherwise, I will even sit in a sit-in protest before him. I want justice and action against the accused. I want security because they are also plotting a conspiracy against me. I fear they will do something to me.”
On October 1, Dixit happened to reveal the names of the teachers who were harassing her and forcing her to resign as the principal of the college. She said that the Muslim teachers had ganged up against her and were also influencing the Muslim girls to protest against her.
The viral video was telecast by mainstream News Channels without checking the other side of the same story. In its report said that these media outlets said that several Muslim teachers at the college had formed a group against Mamta and targeted her for being a Hindu by religion. Interestingly, the said Principal has named 3 Hindu teachers along with a Muslim teacher, but that was not a part of the reports.
District Inspector of Schools Manoj Kumar took cognizance of the events and said that both sides were heard in the matter. “Initially there was the issue of high fees. Then the personal complaints escalated and a video of the principal became viral. We’ll resolve this through a meeting with the management. As far as the complaint about the burqa is concerned, we examined the footage of 2 days, and no such complaint could be established”, he noted.
Agra officials have debunked school principal Joy Harris’ claim that teachers at the institute have implemented hijab among students. A team of officials visited the school and found no student wearing a hijab. This was after the school principal, Mamta Dixit, alleged that she was being harassed by Muslim staff and that a particular ideology was being spread among the students.