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Watch | UP Police File FIR Against Kanpur School Over Recitation of Islamic Prayer

The FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by Hindutva activists who had alleged that “an attempt is being made by the school to pave way for religious conversion of the students.”

The Uttar Pradesh Police had registered a first information report (FIR) against Florets International School in Kanpur over the recitation of Islamic prayers as part of multi-faith worship in the school.

The FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by Hindutva activists who had alleged that “an attempt is being made by the school to pave way for religious conversion of the students.”

The Wire’s Sumedha Pal explains what happened and why the school was accused of “shiksha jihad”.