Uttar Pradesh, Oct 9: The state Minister OP Rajbhar in an announcement said that parents who don’t send their wards to schools will be forced to sit in police stations without food and water for 5 days.
The statement was made on Sunday where the minister of the Department of Backward Classes Welfare and the Department of Disabled People Development was seen addressing the residents and saying vociferously against those do not send their kids to schools that parents will be forced to sit in police stations without food and water for 5 days if they do not send their child to schools.
“I am going to enact a law of my choice. If wards of poor do not go to school, their parents will be forced to sit in police stations for five days. They will neither be given food nor water,” Rajbhar said at Rasda area while addressing a party gathering.
“If you (parents) do not send them (children) to school, you will be picked up by police.Till now your leader, your son, your brother was trying to make you understand. If you do not pay heed, I will continue to make you understand for six months more,” he said.
When asked about the controversy the minister stood firm on his statement and said, “I stick to my statement. What wrong am I saying if I am threatening to send them to jail? Why are they not sending children to schools when the government is providing all facilities for education”.
Rajbhar is a member of 17th Legislative Assembly of Duddhi, Uttar Pradesh and represents the Zahoorabad constituency of the state. He is a member and president of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP).