UP school directs students to have Yogi style hair cut

UP school directs students to have Yogi style hair cut

In a bizarre diktat, a private school in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town, about 450 kilometres from here, has asked its students to follow UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath's hair style triggering resentment among the parents and students.

The school management has also directed the students not to bring non-vegetarian food items in the institution and warned of stern action if such items were found in their tiffin boxes.

According to the parents of some students, the management of Rishabh Academy School, situated in Sadar area of the town, directed the students to get their hair cut in Yogi's style.

Angry parents held a demonstration before the school on Thursday in protest against the alleged diktat and demanded action against the management. ''Short hair is all right but to have the head shaved is completely different,'' said one of the parents.

Some students alleged that they were beaten by the teachers for not following the diktat.

Ranjit Jain, the manager of the school, however, denied the allegations but said that the students had been asked to have ''military style'' hair cut. ''It is part of discipline...we do not want our students to have long hairs,'' he remarked.

He admitted that the management had asked the students not to bring items like eggs and mutton to the school.

Police said that they had been approached by some parents with a complaint. ''We are looking into the matter and will take appropriate action,'' said a senior district police official in Meerut.

The parents were also contemplating to move the court against the school's diktat, according to sources.

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