A screenshot from the viral video of a teacher in Tamil Nadu beating up his student. | Photo: Twitter/@ambedkariteIND
A screenshot from the viral video of a teacher in Tamil Nadu beating up his student. | Photo: Twitter/@ambedkariteIND
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New Delhi: The official handles of Sudarshan News and its editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke shared a video on Twitter of a teacher beating a Dalit student, claiming the teacher is Christian and is punishing the student for wearing a “rudraksha” (prayer beads worn by Hindus).

“This Hindu student is being beaten up in a government school in Tamil Nadu because he was wearing “Rudraksha”..!! Christian teacher brutally beat up the student and also banished him from school..!!” Chavhanke wrote on his Twitter. 

Sudarshan News tweeted the same content in Hindi, adding, “Is this the secularism of your government?” while tagging Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin as well as BJP leaders. 

Out of context commentary

But both Chavhanke and Sudarshan News have pulled the video out of context, adding a communal element that was never there to begin with.

The video is actually of a teacher named Subramanian, a Hindu man, who thrashed a Dalit student for skipping class. News of the incident, which took place in Cuddalore, surfaced on 14 October.

The teacher has since been booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Separate incident

In a separate incident, a Christian school teacher named Joyson from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu allegedly mocked students wearing the rudraksha, leading to parents to write a letter to the CM demanding action against him.

However, he didn’t inflict physical harm upon the students.

The opposition AIADMK’s spokesperson Kovai Sathyan tweeted in support of the parents, saying he “condemned” the incident. 

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.

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